By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Cleveland Browns have mutually agree to part ways with general manager John Dorsey. This news comes just days after he fired Freddie Kitchens as head coach.
Dorsey spent a little more than two years on the job. He was hired in the role on December 7, 2017.
He was instrumental in drafting Baker Mayfield with the 2018 No. 1 overall pick. That same draft, Dorsey also helped draft Nick Chubb to the franchise.
The now former GM was also responsible for making the blockbuster deal with the New York Giants to acquire Odell Beckham Jr.
During his two full seasons as GM, the Browns went 13-18-1. The best season under Dorsey was a 7-8-1 mark in 2018.
After taking over the job in 2017, Cleveland lost its final four games to go 0-16 that season.
“We have a great appreciation for John and all he has done with the Cleveland Browns,” Dee and Jimmy Haslam said in a statement. “He has helped create a foundation that we need to continue to develop and build upon. While John helped greatly improve our team’s talent and we are excited about the core players on our roster, we fully recognized that our team did not meet its potential on or off the field and additional changes in leadership give us the best opportunity for success in the future. As the role of the general manager continues to evolve in this league we felt there were areas that needed to be reassessed. Over the last 48 hours, we’ve had discussion with John about his role but could not come to an agreement on a position that would enable him to remain with the organization.
“As we conveyed on Sunday and our players reiterated yesterday, bringing in a strong leader with our head coach is our priority. Our process to improve upon the leadership will allow the flexibility to ensure we create the best partnership between our future head coach and general manager. We know the road of our tenure as stewards of this franchise has been a test of patience as we all want the success that our fans so deserve and we are relentlessly committed to and working towards. We fully appreciate, understand and empathize with our fans as we work towards our ultimate goal of building a championship-level football team.”