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The Browns' job was considered to be one of the - if not the - top jobs available, with several high-profile coaches being mentioned for it.

For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. They (Dorsey) know me well enough. Kitchens' hiring makes him the ninth full-time coach with the Browns since 1999 and 11th including interim coaches. He took over the Browns offense when coordinator Todd Haley was sacked an hour after coach Hue Jackson's dismissal on October 29 and Kitchens quickly showed he had coaching chops.

Critics are pretty much in agreement over Baker Mayfield's effectiveness as a rookie; most giving him a B+ grade for maintaining a positive: 27 touchdowns to 14 interceptions ratio.

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When you have high intensity for 90 minutes they [drop] and that's why after the third and fourth goals it was easier. Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo remain the only men on the sidelines for the Premier League champions.

Kitchens, 44, interviewed with the Browns on Monday, and interim head coach Gregg Williams also interviewed for the job last week.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the team will promote offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens to the role.

Under his leadership, Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft, threw 19 of his National Football League rookie record 27 touchdown passes while erasing any doubt that he could be the coveted franchise quarterback that has eluded the Browns for decades.

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And Mayfield wasn't the only player who developed under Kitchens as left tackle Greg Robinson and wide receiver Breshad Perriman, cast-offs at recent stops, made significant contributions.

A general stadium view of FirstEnergy Stadium during the second half of the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 10, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.

He's never taken his climb for granted. "Benjamin E. Mays said those who start behind in the game of life must run faster to catch up, and I feel like I've been running fast my whole life".

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