Freddie Kitchens deserves a promotion
After his first season with the New York Giants, it looks like assistant coach Freddie Kitchens is getting a promotion after serving as the tight ends coach in 2020.
Jordan Raanan of ESPN reported that Kitchens has been promoted to senior offensive assistant.
Former University of Tennessee and Louisiana Tech head coach Derek Dooley will take over as the Giants’ tight ends coach. He served as the team’s senior offensive assistant last season.
Dooley is a coach that has been all over college and the NFL and has a lot of experience. I’m sure he’s also waiting for another college head coaching opportunity the way Bret Bielema was.
When it comes to Kitchens, he’s a talented coach that could end up getting another shot as a head coach if he continues to get promoted and have success as an assistant. I do believe though that if offensive coordinator Jason Garrett struggles in 2021, Kitchens could be the guy to take over his job. As much as the Giants love Garrett, if their offense finishes towards the bottom of the NFL in 2021, I can’t imagine that he will keep his job and Kitchens could get promoted.
When Kitchens called plays during the Giants’ loss to the Cleveland Browns in week 15, their offense looked really good even with back-up quarterback Colt McCoy starting in place of an injured Daniel Jones.