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Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Baker Mayfield was voted NFL Rookie of the Year by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA). Mayfield and cornerback Denzel Ward were voted to the PFWA All-Rookie team. Officially recognized NFL awards will be presented the night before the Super Bowl.

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Freddie Kitchens presser reaction

The Next Level give their first reactions for Freddie Kitchenâ`™s introductory press conference, including their favorite quote from the new Browns head coach.

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Schefter: Browns in playoffs in 2019?

ESPN's Adam Schefter joined Rizz and Hammer to discuss the Browns' playoff chances and the scenario under which the Steelers would trade Antonio Brown to Cleveland.

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Kitchens: Browns showed 'guts' to hire me

Freddie Kitchens didn't have the most sparkling resume. He wasn't the smartest candidate, the best dresser or most eloquent speaker. None of that mattered to the Browns. "I know that I'm not a popular choice. I understand that and I don't care," he said.

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Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Freddie Kitchens said he will continue to call the offensive plays. Todd Monken will have all other offensive coordinator duties, but Kitchens will call the plays.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Freddie Kitchens said the goal will always be one thing: Hoist the Lombardi Trophy after winning the Super Bowl. "It drives me crazy that people are happy with 7-8-1," he said. "It literally drives me crazy." He added: "We understand that was an improvement, but under no circumstances is that going to be acceptable."

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Freddie Kitchens: "I believe that they made the best decision, and I believe that they believe they made the best decision." He then added that he knows there have been more downs than ups with the Browns since 1999. “But that ends today," he said. "I promise you that.”

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam watch from the front row as GM John Dorsey introduces new coach Freddie Kitchens.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns announced the official hirings of the coordinators on Freddie Kitchens' coaching staff: Steve Wilks as defensive coordinator, Todd Monken as offensive coordinator and Mike Priefer as special teams coordinator. In addition, the team announced the following hires: Stump Mitchell as running backs/run game coordinator, James Campen as offensive line/associate head coach, Ryan Lindley as quarterback coach, Jody Wright as special assistant to the head coach, Jim Dray as offensive quality control coach and Tyler Tettleton as offensive quality control coach.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cleveland Cavaliers snap the longest losing streak in the NBA this season at 12 with this win over the Lakers. Without LeBron James and Rajon Rondo, the Lakers have lost to the Knicks and Cavs at home in the last week and a half.

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Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

In a release provided by the team, Baker Mayfield offered these thoughts on Freddie Kitchens: "It was great working with and learning from Freddie last year. He has such a creative mind. He creates mismatches and just put guys in position to take advantage of their opportunities. He puts trusts in us as players. He's the same guy every day. I'm really excited about 2019 and the future of the Cleveland Browns.”