Report: Browns GM John Dorsey in danger of being fired
John Dorsey was considered a huge hire for the Cleveland Browns when he came over from the Kansas City Chiefs two years ago, but he may be out of a job after just two seasons.
Dorsey was scheduled to meet with Browns owner Jimmy Haslam on Tuesday, and Ian Rapoport and Mike Garfolo of NFL.com report that his job status is in “serious doubt.”
#Browns GM John Dorsey has a meeting today with owner Jimmy Haslam and his job status appears to be in serious doubt, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. Everything is under evaluation after a disappointing season and that includes the GM.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 31, 2019
ESPN’s Adam Schefter added that the belief around the league is Dorsey will be fired.
Multiple sources around the league believe Browns’ GM John Dorsey is out, however there still are more meetings today to finalize parting arrangements.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2019
Dorsey has made some big moves since the Browns hired him in December 2017, but they have not panned out thus far. He drafted Baker Mayfield with the first overall pick, acquired two star wide receivers in Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, fired Hue Jackson and promoted Freddie Kitchens to head coach. Kitchens’ first season as head coach in Cleveland was a disaster, as the team went 6-10 after closing out 2018 strong.
There was a ton of hype surrounding the Browns prior to the season, and Dorsey did his best to try to control that. That didn’t stop fans from expecting a postseason appearance.
Kitchens is largely responsible for 2019 being a lost season in Cleveland, and that was evident with some of the ugly exchanges he had with players late in the year. However, the decision to promote Kitchens and acquire the players who butted heads with the coach ultimately falls on Dorsey. Haslam could feel that the organization needs a fresh start all around.