That was fast: Cleveland Browns already hire a new general manager

Danny Woods
December 10, 2017

Among those candidates are former Chiefs GM Jon Dorsey, who was abruptly fired before the season began in Kansas City.

His new project is more daunting.

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is a high-profile big booster for the University of Tennessee and his name was brought up often in the coverage of the Volunteers' seemingly endless search to find a new head football coach.

Cleveland has won one game in the past two seasons. "We have begun the process of having productive conversations regarding leadership of our football operations and will provide further updates when appropriate".

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"Bringing in someone of John Dorsey's caliber, his track record of success and his experience, significantly strengthens our opportunities to build a winning football team and that has been, and continues to be, what we want for our fans". Considering the fact that Dorsey was hired the same day that Sashi Brown was sacked, it raised a bit of a question mark to me when the news broke on Thursday night.

"The plan" to accumulate draft picks for the future came at the expense of passing on quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson. During his tenure from 2013-2016 the Chiefs went 43-21, appearing in the playoffs three times. 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. He also selected All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce, cornerback Marcus Peters and wide receiver Tyreek Hill.

"I have spent a majority of my football life with two franchises that also have storied history and I think I have a feel for the mentality of the fans in Cleveland and what it would mean to recreate the success this franchise once had". Owner Jimmy Haslam has stated that head coach Hue Jackson will be back in 2018, despite only having one win with the team in almost two full seasons. So I think it's an evaluation period that's going to take a little bit to put a plan together.

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