The Cleveland Browns seem to be one step closer to naming a new head coach.
Freddie Kitchens got a promotion from Browns running backs coach to offensive coordinator in the middle of the regular season and now he’s looking to get the ultimate promotion to being named the head coach.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com — Kitchens has a “good chance” to wind up with that position.
Another source told cleveland.com that several assistant coaches have already been asked to stay on.
Kitchens, 44, interviewed with the Browns on Monday, and he was the last of seven candidates interviewed in the first wave.
The Browns blocked other NFL teams from interviewing Kitchens for their offensive coordinator positions so they could keep him in house, and that might be the strongest lead to letting you know that he might be the man to lead this franchise to bigger and better things in the future.
In the eight games with Kitchens running the offense, quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for 2,254 yards, 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions.