In light of today’s big news, we’re pulling out the most important numbers when it comes to new Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens.
17 - Kitchens becomes the 17th full-time head coach in the history of the Browns franchise. He’s the ninth since the Browns returned in 1999.
395 - Under Kitchens’ watch as offensive coordinator, the Browns averaged 395 yards per game -- one of the best totals in the league during that stretch. In the first eight games, Cleveland averaged 342.
6.86 - The Browns averaged a league-best 6.86 yards per play during the second half of the season.
12 - Cleveland scored touchdowns on its first 12 trips inside the red zone with Kitchens as offensive coordinator. The streak was snapped late in the action Week 15 against the Broncos when the Browns were trying to ice the game.
5 - The Browns surrendered just five sacks over the final eight games, by far the lowest in the NFL. In the previous eight games, Cleveland surrendered 33.
9 - The Browns allowed just nine quarterback hits during that stretch. The next-best in the NFL was Indianapolis with 29.
25 - The Browns offense scored 25 touchdowns during Kitchens’ time as offensive coordinator, a figure that was tied for sixth in the NFL.
106.2 - While completing 68 percent of his passes for 2,254 yards, 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions, rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield posted a quarterback rating of 106.2 under Kitchens.
84.8 - Rookie running back Nick Chubb averaged 84.8 rushing yards per game during the final half of the season, a figure that would have added up to 1,357 over the course of an entire year. Chubb posted three of his four 100-yard games during the second half of the season
8 - The hallmark of Cleveland’s offense under Kitchens was the wide distribution of passing targets. Over the final eight games, eight different players caught at least one touchdown.
4,671 - When he was quarterbacks coach with the Arizona Cardinals, Carson Palmer set numerous team records, including his 4,671 passing yards in 2015.
7 - Kitchens was the seventh of seven candidates to interview for Browns’ head coach opening. Gregg Williams, Jim Caldwell, Kevin Stefanski, Dan Campbell, Brian Flores and Matt Eberflus were the others.
Photos: Cleveland Browns name Freddie Kitchens head coach
The Cleveland Browns named Freddie Kitchens their seventeenth head coach on January 9, 2019. Prior to working with the Browns, Kitchens spent 11 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals where he helped develop quarterback Carson Palmer. In addition to coaching, he was a three-year starter at quarterback at the University of Alabama from 1995-97. Take a look at some of the best photos of Freddie Kitchens throughout his career.