Browns hire Kitchens, Broncos land Fangio as National Football League jobs go fast

Ruben Hill
January 11, 2019

Elway has famously been unable to figure out his franchise's quarterback since Peyton Manning retired following the 2015 season.

Via multiple reports, the Browns have chose to promote from within and hire Freddie Kitchens as head coach.

For one season (2006), worked as the tight ends coach for the Dallas Cowboys under head coach Bill Parcells.

Under Kitchens, who took over after the firing of former coordinator Todd Haley, Cleveland was reinvigorated.

An Alabama native who played quarterback at the University of Alabama, he coached at four colleges before entering the National Football League coaching ranks in 2006 with the Dallas Cowboys as tight ends coach.

From running backs coach to the big chair in 11 months is quite a jump, and it's a move that comes with complications that go well beyond printing new business cards and moving office furniture.

While the Colts appear safe for now, other teams will likely be interested in bringing Eberflus in for interviews if his defense continues to play the way it did in 2018. Kitchens was also the last of the seven candidates the organization vetted, to interview.

But the 36-year-old Stefanski will reportedly return to the Vikings as coordinator.

New York, though, could be focused on Baylor head coach Matt Rhule.

Recently-fired Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph is meeting with the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday as the team searches for a defensive coordinator under head coach Kliff Kingsbury, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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