The Cleveland Browns apparently weren’t the only franchise eyeing John Dorsey as a potential answer for their general manager vacancy.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the New York Giants had an interview scheduled with Dorsey for Tuesday, and their interest in the former Kansas City Chiefs GM forced the Browns to act quickly and aggressively.
“Dorsey was scheduled to fly to New York this week to interview with the Giants on Tuesday,” Schefter wrote. “The Browns were aware of the Giants’ interest, and it contributed to their decision to act when they did Thursday, firing executive vice president Sashi Brown and hiring Dorsey to a four-year contract on the same day.”
Dorsey played linebacker for the Green Bay Packers from 1984-1989. Following his playing days, he transitioned into a front office career. He worked for Green Bay from 1991-1998, the Seattle Seahawks in 1999, the Packers again from 2000-2012, and the Chiefs (as GM) from 2013-2016.
With Dorsey out of the picture, Schefter is reporting that the Giants have now turned their attention to former Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman.
Gettleman has an extensive history with the Giants, serving as a scout in 1998, director of pro personnel from 1999-2011, and senior pro personnel analyst in 2012, before being hired by the Panthers in 2013.