Giants Reportedly Hiring Freddie Kitchens As Tight End Coach

Former Browns Coach Will Work Under Joe Judge

Alex Greenberg
January 27, 2020 - 6:42 pm
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Freddie Kitchens’ time in Cleveland was short and unsuccessful, and now he’ll reportedly be coaching in New York.

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According to a report from Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, the Giants are hiring Kitchens to be their new tight end coach. Kitchens joins a big-name coaching staff under Joe Judge that will also include former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett.

With Garrett as the offensive coordinator, and Kitchens as the tight end coach, Judge will have two assistants with head coaching experience working underneath him. That experience could be valuable for a first-time head coach like Judge.

Kitchens will thus be tasked with working with Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison. Engram’s 2019 season was cut short by injuries, but he’s a dynamic tight end when healthy. Ellison showed the ability to be a solid backup when Engram missed time.

The Giants offense wasn’t the team’s issue during Pat Shurmur’s last season in charge, but it also wasn’t perfect. This coming season will be the second year of the Daniel Jones era in New York. Jones, Saquon Barkley and company will now be working under Judge, Garrett, Kitchens and a new offensive system.

Kitchens was fired on December 29 after a disappointing season in Cleveland. Expectations were high for the Browns going into the year, but the team ultimately finished 6-10 and missed out on the postseason.

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