American Football Hall of Fame QB Kurt Warner:
(Warner was in Arizona for five years while Kitchens was in the offensive staff)
"I am extremely excited for Freddie and this opportunity that worked because I was with him in Arizona What I really appreciate about Freddie is that what you see is what you get – regardless of the situation or circumstances you may find yourself in. You always know where you are and never lets the NFL ups and downs affect your approach to the process It was fun for me last season to see the league take a look at the quality of the coach it is in. I can not wait to see its impact on Cleveland and how takes on this new role and challenge I think players will love playing for him and will do a great job putting a great product on the field, but above all helping to make young men grow on and off the pitch. "
L & # 39; former NFL QB Carson Palmer:
(Kitchens was the QB coach of Palmer in Arizona for four seasons)
"I'm so happy for Freddie and enthusiastic for Browns fans. Freddie will put a very disciplined team on the field, year after year. He will pour his heart into his team and they will play with passion and love one for the other and the game. Freddie is a true gem and a brilliant engagement from the Browns. "
The former coach of Alabama Gene Stallings :
(Kitchens played QB with Stallings)
" The thing that struck me since Day 1
Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney:
(Swinney was on the offensive staff in Alabama when Kitchens was QB)
" I've known Freddie for a long time. It's hard and he's a winner. It always has been. I thought he did a great job taking advantage of his intermediate opportunity and mobilizing the team, which offered him this opportunity. I have no doubt that he will take and run with it. I think the Browns are right to give them the opportunity to lead them. "
Chargers Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt:
(Kitchens with the TE coach in Arizona while Whisenhunt was coach for six seasons)
" I think he did a great job when they put him in the role coordinator. He worked for a long time. He was a good player as a quarterback in Alabama, and he was certainly good at our staff when we were in Arizona. "
Browns QB Baker Mayfield:
" It was great to work with Freddie and learn from this last year. He has such a creative mind. It creates misalignments and simply puts the guys in position to take advantage of their opportunities. It puts us in trust as players. He is the same guy every day. I'm really excited about the 2019 and the future of Cleveland Browns. "
" Freddie really did a great job with offensive players in the last half of the year. He put us in the best position to succeed. He connected well with us as a player. It brought energy, competitiveness and leadership. I can not wait to do what Cleveland Browns head coach can do. "
" I can not wait to take advantage of the impetus we gathered in 2018 and that has animated the 2019 season and beyond. Freddie is a good man and I can not wait to see what the new Cleveland Browns have in store. "
Browns LB Christian Kirksey:
" I believe in Freddie. I think he's the right guy to lead this team. He is a passionate boy and he understands it. I'm excited to see how this team excels up to the top. "
" I am enthusiastic about the opportunity it has. I think this is the direction. We can build on all the things we did well last year. "