Five things to know about Freddie Kitchens, the Browns' new running backs coach.
- Kitchens spent 11 seasons with the Cardinals, holding multiple roles on Arizona's offensive staff over that span. He was the running backs coach this past season, the quarterbacks coach for four seasons (2013-16) and the tight ends coach for six seasons (2007-12)
- Kitchens helped former quarterback and first-overall NFL Draft pick Carson Palmer (who played for Browns head coach Hue Jackson in 2011) break several single-season franchise records including passing yards (4,671), touchdown passes (35) and passer rating (104.6). Kitchens is a member of the 2008 Cardinals team that advanced to the Super Bowl.
- In Cleveland, Kitchens reunites with special teams coordinator Amos Jones (who spent the past five seasons in Arizona) and offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who held the same role for the Cardinals from 2007-08. Kitchens was the team's tight ends coach during those two seasons.
- Kitchens started his NFL coaching career in 2006 as the Cowboys' tight ends coach, working with Pro Bowler Jason Witten. Witten caught 64 passes for 754 yards and a touchdown that season. Kitchens spent seven seasons coaching at the college level before venturing into the league.
- Kitchens was a three-year starter at quarterback for Alabama and finished with 4,668 yards and 30 touchdown passes.