3 reasons Browns coach Kevin Stefanski isn’t on the hot seat

Browns, Kevin Stefanski. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports
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Cleveland Browns, Jacoby Brissett, Kevin Stefanski
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No. 1: The Browns offense is rolling this season

Kevin Stefanski has helped the Browns offense continue its steady play this season. The coach has always been considered an offensive guru and that’s still the case despite having career backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett under center.

The Browns currently are ranked seventh in scoring per game with 25. Their run game, led by Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, now has 15 touchdowns, which is second in the NFL. They also have the third most rushing yards in the league with 1,317. Cleveland is averaging 386 yards overall per game which is currently sixth best.

All of this again supports Stefanski‘s ability to get his team moving in the right direction on offense. While there have been some ups and downs with the offense, the team generally has had some reliable play by notable players like Chubb and wide receiver Amari Cooper.

Knowing that Cleveland is going to be getting Deshaun Watson in the mix in the next few weeks only makes the possibilities of this potent offense even more deadly. The expectation is that this team will be even more explosive and that the Browns will win a few more games when Watson returns.

However, if that doesn’t happen over the six weeks that Watson is under center that might not be the best news for coach Stefanski moving into the next season.

More than likely regardless of the final record of the team, Stefanski will return in 2023. From that point forward, depending on the outcome of those games Stefanski could continue to be considered a hero or just another Browns coach on his way out of town.