Freddie Kitchens did a great job in 2020
New York Giants’ assistant coach Freddie Kitchens was recently given a promotion from tight ends coach to senior offensive assistant.
Jordan Raanan of ESPN mentioned during his recent episode of his podcast Breaking Blue Blue that Kitchens will serve almost as an assistant offensive coordinator to Jason Garrett.
With the Giants’ offense ranking 31st in the NFL in 2020, many people were calling for Garrett to be fired. And of course some were hoping he would get a head coaching job elsewhere so he would leave. Of course neither has happened and it looks like he’s sticking around for at least another season.
When it comes to Kitchens, he has experience as an offensive coordinator. When he filled in for Garrett during the Giants’ week 15 loss to the Cleveland Browns when Garrett tested positive for COVID-19, New York’s offense looked pretty good, even with back-up quarterback Colt McCoy getting the start with Daniel Jones injured.
Raanan made it clear during his podcast that the offense is still Garrett’s, but Kitchens is getting a large role within it.
I wonder if this means that if Garrett can’t turn things around that he will have a short leash and Kitchens will take over if they decide to move on from him at some point in the future.