The Cleveland Browns have hired a new general manager.
They made new early on Thursday by deciding to part ways with general manger Sashi Brown with four games remaining in the season. The Browns didn’t even wait until Friday to announce that they have hired a new general manager, John Dorsey.
His most recent job was general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs. He held that job from 2013-2016, and helped build a team that won the AFC West last year. The Chiefs made the playoffs in three of Dorsey’s four seasons there.
Prior to being hired by the Chiefs, he spent the majority of his professional career in various executive roles with the Green Bay Packers.
“Football is what I know, it is what I love, it is what I have worked my whole career at and I thrive on every element that goes into building a winning football team,” Dorsey said, via ClevelandBrowns.com. “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.”
The Browns have not won a game this season, but there are signs that the team is improving. Of the 24 draft picks they made in the last two seasons, 20 of them should be able to contribute on an NFL roster, according to Optimum Scouting’s Eric Galko.
Here's Sashi Brown's last two NFL Drafts. Our of his 24 picks, 20 might be multi-year NFL contributors. That's an ABSURD success rate.
Plus, they have 2018 Draft 1st and two 2nds coming.
— Eric Galko (@OptimumScouting) December 7, 2017