Browns hire John Dorsey to be team's next GM
- Author: Douglas Reid Dec 09, 2017,
Dec 09, 2017, 4:48
Of the 24 draft picks they made in the last two seasons, 20 of them should be able to contribute on an National Football League roster, according to Optimum Scouting's Eric Galko.
The Cleveland Browns are the last winless team in the National Football League, their rookie quarterback has been something close to a disaster and the general manager who'd been tasked with turning this franchise around has just been fired. Dorsey was let go by the Chiefs in the summer shortly after the 2017 NFL Draft. 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. Before that, Dorsey cut his teeth in the front office with the Green Bay Packers under the tutelage of legendary executive Ron Wolf.
We can say many things about the Browns and their perennial issues, but they definitely weren't indecisive on their GM hire. Owner Jimmy Haslam said in a statement that Hue Jackson will remain the coach for this year and 2018.
However, the Browns did get their man. Dorsey is a respected talent evaluator and he has a lot to work with. We witnessed this with the botched trade of AJ McCarron from Cincinnati who many believe was Brown's undermining of the decision to acquire the backup quarterback.
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Jackson wanted the Browns to trade for his former backup quarterback when he was the offensive coordinator for the rival Cincinnati Bengals in A.J. McCarron before the 2017 National Football League trade deadline.
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Former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley, who is black, was interviewed by the Browns before Dorsey, according to reports.
Jackson being safe at this time is something of a surprise given the context of the winless campaign but, in the end, it appears that Cleveland's leadership decided it was the roster, not the coaching, that is dooming the Browns at this point. It's been over 25 years since Bernie Kosar got benched.