It could be argued that no one player benefitted more past year from the mid-season coaching changes that saw head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley fired on October 29 than Mayfield. I've been to one Super Bowl that didn't end the way I wanted it to and that disappointing memory is what really drives me.
Under Kitchens, the Browns' offense made a massive turnaround, averaging more than 395 yards per game, executing nearly perfectly in the red zone and finishing with a 5-3 record over the final eight games. "Freddie is a good man and I can't wait to see what the new Cleveland Browns have in store". My family and I have really enjoyed our time with this organization and in this community over the previous year.
Kitchens played as a quarterback at the University of Alabama.
"It was great working with and learning from Freddie past year, " Mayfield said after Kitchens' hiring was announced.
Williams was talking up his ability to lead the team and said since his last stint as a head coach (which was in 2003 with the Buffalo Bills) he was offered 11 head coaching jobs - four of which he didn't even need to interview for, they were simply his for the taking. "He creates mismatches and just put guys in position to take advantage of their opportunities".
Under Kitchens' leadership, the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft threw 19 of his National Football League rookie record 27 touchdown passes. He's the same guy every day.
5 - The Browns surrendered just five sacks over the final eight games, by far the lowest in the NFL. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio.
Now, he's Cleveland's top dog.