According to Matt Lombardo, former Chiefs and Browns GM John Dorsey is expected by a number of league executives to be in high demand as a general manager candidate this year.
Lombardo adds it’s believed likely that Dorsey would bring Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy with him as the head coach wherever he lands.
Bieniemy is expected to be the top head coaching candidate in this year’s cycle. Lombardo notes the two have a working relationship from their time together in Kansas City.
Lombardo adds the three teams his sources believe could be the best fits for Dorsey and Bieniemy are the Texans, Jaguars and Falcons.
Dorsey, 60, was hired as the Chiefs GM back in 2013 and paired with HC Andy Reid. However, the Chiefs somewhat surprisingly fired Dorsey in 2017.
The Browns hired Dorsey as their GM going into the 2018 season, replacing Sashi Brown. But Dorsey was once again fired after just two seasons
During his time as a GM, Dorsey’s teams have a record of 56-43-1 (.560) and three playoff appearances.
Bieniemy, 51, played 10 seasons in the NFL for the Chargers, Bengals and Eagles before retiring in 1999. His NFL coaching career began in 2006 when he took over as the Vikings’ RBs coach.
The Chiefs hired him for the same position in 2013 and he was later promoted to offensive coordinator last year.
In 2020, the Chiefs’ offense ranks No. 1 in yards per game, No. 2 in points per game, No. 1 in passing per game and No. 18 in rushing per game.