Browns head coach firings have cost franchise a FORTUNE!!!
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01-01-2020, 01:27 PM

Browns head coach firings have cost franchise a FORTUNE!!!
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Lackluster on-field performances have left the Cleveland Browns’ front office on the hook for millions of dollars in salary to fired coaches over the last decade. The sum is expected to grow even larger following Freddie Kitchens’ dismissal on Monday.

The Browns fired Kitchens after just one season as head coach following a disappointing campaign. Cleveland had high expectations after acquiring superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the offseason, but second-year quarterback Baker Mayfield regressed under Kitchens’ tutelage and the team finished the season with a 6-10 record.

While the Browns never publicized the financial details of Kitchens’ contract, most coaches sign multi-year deals when accepting an NFL team’s top job. As a result, Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam will likely be paying both Kitchens and the coach hired as his successor during the 2020 season.

The Browns did not immediately respond to FOX Business’ request for comment.

The dual financial commitment would be the continuation of a costly trend for Browns management. The team was still paying Kitchens’ predecessor, Hue Jackson, through the 2019 season, despite the fact that he was fired in the early stages of the 2018 season.

The Browns paid him his full $4.75 million base salary for the 2018 season, even as he worked on the Cincinnati Bengals’ coaching staff, ESPN reported at the time. Jackson’s contract with the team ran through 2019.

Jackson was hired in 2016 to replace Mike Pettine, who was fired after amassing a 10-22 record over two seasons. The Browns fired Pettine with two years left on a contract worth $3.5 million per year, according to Crain’s Cleveland Business analysis.

Pettine's predecessor, Rob Chudzinski, was fired with more than $10 million left on his contract, while Pat Shurmur had $5.6 million left on his deal.

Crain’s estimated that the Browns owed more than $55 million in dead salary to fired coaches from 1999 through 2012.
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01-02-2020, 03:42 PM

(01-01-2020, 01:27 PM)mcmillenandwife Wrote: Browns head coach firings have cost franchise a FORTUNE!!!
From Fox Business

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Lackluster on-field performances have left the Cleveland Browns’ front office on the hook for millions of dollars in salary to fired coaches over the last decade. The sum is expected to grow even larger following Freddie Kitchens’ dismissal on Monday.

The Browns fired Kitchens after just one season as head coach following a disappointing campaign. Cleveland had high expectations after acquiring superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the offseason, but second-year quarterback Baker Mayfield regressed under Kitchens’ tutelage and the team finished the season with a 6-10 record.

While the Browns never publicized the financial details of Kitchens’ contract, most coaches sign multi-year deals when accepting an NFL team’s top job. As a result, Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam will likely be paying both Kitchens and the coach hired as his successor during the 2020 season.

The Browns did not immediately respond to FOX Business’ request for comment.

The dual financial commitment would be the continuation of a costly trend for Browns management. The team was still paying Kitchens’ predecessor, Hue Jackson, through the 2019 season, despite the fact that he was fired in the early stages of the 2018 season.

The Browns paid him his full $4.75 million base salary for the 2018 season, even as he worked on the Cincinnati Bengals’ coaching staff, ESPN reported at the time. Jackson’s contract with the team ran through 2019.

Jackson was hired in 2016 to replace Mike Pettine, who was fired after amassing a 10-22 record over two seasons. The Browns fired Pettine with two years left on a contract worth $3.5 million per year, according to Crain’s Cleveland Business analysis.

Pettine's predecessor, Rob Chudzinski, was fired with more than $10 million left on his contract, while Pat Shurmur had $5.6 million left on his deal.

Crain’s estimated that the Browns owed more than $55 million in dead salary to fired coaches from 1999 through 2012.
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01-02-2020, 03:50 PM

As it's been beaten to death: The Steelers have had three coaches since 1969:
- Noll
- The Jaw
- Tomlin

The Brownies have had twenty:

Blanton Collier 1963–1970
Nick Skorich 1971–1975
Forrest Gregg 1975–1977
Dick Modzelewski 1977
Sam Rutigliano 1978–1984
Marty Schottenheimer 1984–1988
Bud Carson 1989–1990
Jim Shofner 1990
Bill Belichick 1991–1995
No One 1996–1998 The Browns did not play from 1996 to 1998
Chris Palmer 1999–2000
Butch Davis 2001–2004
Terry Robiskie 2004
Romeo Crennel 2005–2008
Eric Mangini 2009–2010
Pat Shurmur 2011–2012
Rob Chudzinski 2013
Mike Pettine 2014–2015
Hue Jackson 2016–2018
Gregg Williams 2018
Freddie Kitchens 2019
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