Kitchens served as the Browns' offensive coordinator from Week 9 on this past season, and oversaw improvement in the team's offense, sparked by increased reliance on Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb.
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Kitchens, 44, was originally hired as the Browns assistant head coach and running backs coach in 2018 and was promoted during the season after head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley were fired. In eight games under Kitchens, Mayfield completed 68.4 percent of his passes for 2,254 yards, 19 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.
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Kitchens was one of several candidates to interview for the job, and in recent days it became clear that he was an inner-circle candidate along with Minnesota Vikings interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski. The Browns even asked Stefanski who he would include on his coaching staff, should he get the job, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
They finished the season 7-8-1, marking their highest win percentage since 2007. They went 5-3 down the stretch under interim head coach Gregg Williams.
An official announcement from the Browns announcing Kitchens is expected later this afternoon.