Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Browns have been vetting GM candidates for few weeks and have been eyeing former Chiefs GM John Dorsey as potential front office addition.
- Michael Lombardi hears that Dorsey is the “leading candidate” for the Browns GM job and it “won’t take long” for something to get done.
- According to Tom Pelissero, the Browns have also done work on Seahawks executive Trent Kirchner and Packers executive Eliot Wolf.
This comes shortly after the news broke that the Browns have fired executive VP Sashi Brown (NFLTR).
Meanwhile, ESPN reports that Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are expected to interview GM candidates as early as this week.
Earlier in the week, Jason La Canfora reported that Dorsey is expected to be a “very hot” candidate for GM vacancies in the coming weeks and the Browns and Giants among others are expected to inquire about Dorsey.
Dorsey, 57, was hired as the Chiefs GM back in 2013 and paired him with HC Andy Reid. However, the Chiefs surprisingly fired Dorsey this summer, even though he had done a pretty good job in terms of player acquisition.
Reports later surfaced that there were concerns about regarding his internal communication and management styles.
During his four years with the Chiefs, Dorsey’s teams had a record of 43-21 (67.2 percent), which includes three playoff appearances.
We’ll have more regarding the Browns’ GM search as the news is available.