The Cleveland Browns parted ways with general manager Sashi Brown.
With the Browns having a 0-12 record this year and a 1-27 record during his tenure, change was imminent and expected.
Cleveland has had lots of picks in the last two drafts, and will have double digit picks in this springs draft, as well. With the accumulation of young talent on the current roster and the amount of picks for the 2018 draft, the Browns seem to be set up for the future.
And that will now be the job for John Dorsey.
Dorsey was hired by the Browns just hours after the announcement that Sashi Brown was fired. He has a proven track record, and a successful one at that. He was a big part of the turnaround that that Kansas City Chiefs experienced four years ago. In his time with the Chiefs, they went 43-21 and had three trips to the playoffs.
Dorsey had a say in drafting and developing a handful of very talented players in the NFL. With the Green Bay Packers, he had input on drafting Greg Jennings, Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, and AJ Hawk. In 2013, he took the general manager position with the Chiefs. He helped select Travis Kelce, Marcus Peters, and Tyreek Hill. Dorsey also pulled the trigger on a trade that landed KC Alex Smith.
With Dorsey’s track record of evaluating and finding talent along with the amount of picks that the Browns possess, the future in Cleveland is looking up.
It is important, not only for Dorsey, but for the team, to find a quarterback. That is the position that has plagued the Browns for seasons on end.
It will be interesting to see what moves the front office and coaching staff will now make with Dorsey in the fold. With Dorsey saying that his top priority is finding a quarterback of the future and with this draft class loaded with quarterback talent, the Browns may elect to draft one early. Or perhaps they will take a quarterback later in the draft and see what improvements DeShone Kizer can make in his second year.
There are a lot of places in which the Browns can use some improvements throughout the whole team. With Dorsey now in the front office, expect some of players taken in the draft to pan out for Cleveland. And success should follow.