Freddie Kitchens was shown the door after one disappointing season in Cleveland. Newly appointed Giants head coach Joe Judge may be swoop in and bring Kitchens aboard in New York.
Judge will reportedly speak to Kitchens about a role with the Giants, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan. The report indicated that the position would involve the Giants' offense.
Kitchens was shockingly dismissed following the conclusion of his first season as a head coach. Cleveland finished with six wins and 10 losses, third in the AFC North division, which meant an abrupt end to Kitchens' tenure.
Prior to his time as head coach, Kitchens spent the 2018 season as the Browns' offensive coordinator. He was tasked with the duty of developing then-rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield. Cleveland's offense tallied 5,900 yards — ranked No. 13 in the NFL, seventh in the AFC, while Mayfield recorded 27 passing touchdowns, eleventh-most among quarterbacks.
In 2005, Judge was a graduate assistant while Kitchens served as the running back coach at Mississippi State University. With a few stops made in between, the pair could reunite with the Giants.
Judge has already taken the first steps to completing his staff. Thomas McGaughey will reportedly return to the Giants as the special team's coordinator, according to multiple reports. An earlier report via ESPN's Ed Werder mentioned the Giants sought permission from the Dallas Cowboys to interview Jason Garrett for the vacant offensive coordinator position.