Vacant NFL head teaching positions throughout the league are rapidly filling up. The newest: Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens will likely be promoted to go coach.

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Browns will formally announce Kitchens as their head coach later at the moment. 

Kitchens served because the Browns interim offensive coordinator for the ultimate eight video games of the season, after Hue Jackson was let go. During that point, Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield noticed his numbers dramatically enhance.

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, within the first eight video games with out Kitchens as OC, Mayfield was 130-of-223 (56.5%) for 1,471 yards, eight touchdowns and 6 interceptions. After Kitchens took over play-calling duties, Baker’s accomplished 180-of-263 passes (68.four%) for two,254 yards and 19 TDs to eight interceptions.

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Browns GM John Dorsey spoke extremely of Kitchens’ capability to enhance the offense throughout his post-season press convention.

The Browns went 5-Three within the second half of the season and completed with a 7-Eight-1 file. Cleveland will choose 17th within the 2019 NFL Draft.