Cleveland Browns Hire John Dorsey as General Manager


What if the Cleveland Browns would have taken Carson Wentz with the second pick of the 2016 NFL Draft? He stockpiled draft choices and freed up cap space to help ensure the Browns' future is bright.

Browns Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown was sacked Thursday, and coach Hue Jackson is staying on for 2018 despite the team's 1-27 record over the last two seasons. Dorsey most recently worked for the Kansas City Chiefs before being fired shortly before the 2017 training camp. He was able to piece together a very talented roster in Kansas City, reversing course quickly after having the NFL's overall worst record in 2012 to competing in the playoffs almost every season he was in K.C.

Dorsey played for the Green Bay Packers in the 1980s and served in that organization in various scouting and front office capacities.

We can say many things about the Browns and their perennial issues, but they definitely weren't indecisive on their GM hire.

Dorsey is the most experienced person with a front-office background the Browns have had in their front office since returning to the National Football League in 1999.

In announcing he was firing Brown, Haslam also announced head coach Hue Jackson would return in 2018 for a third season.

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However, the Browns did get their man. Dorsey is a respected talent evaluator and he has a lot to work with. Instead, Brown and his staff went home early and didn't file the paperwork for the reported McCarron trade.

Former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley, who is black, was interviewed by the Browns before Dorsey, according to reports.

Frustrations boiled over and now Brown is out of a job.

Dorsey will be heavily armed with assets this offseason to begin the process of turning the woebegone Browns around. It's been over 25 years since Bernie Kosar got benched.

Brown and Jackson appeared to be at odds over several roster decisions and Haslam figured his best course of action was to end the relationship rather than attempting to fix it.