Common supervisor John Dorsey and the Cleveland Browns have “mutually agreed to half methods,” in accordance with a workforce assertion.
Dorsey met Tuesday with Browns proprietor Jimmy Haslam.
The 59-year-old Dorsey was the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ common supervisor from 2013 to 2016. He grew to become the Browns’ common supervisor in December 2017 because the workforce was ending an Zero-16 season.
Dorsey had overseen the previous two drafts and free company in 2018 and 2019.
He chosen Baker Mayfield No. 1 total within the 2018 draft and picked star operating again Nick Chubb with the workforce’s second-round decide that 12 months. He additionally made trades for beginning large receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry and signed troubled operating again Kareem Hunt as a free agent.
The Browns improved to 7-Eight-1 final season however regressed to 6-10 this 12 months, costing first-year coach Freddie Kitchens his job, because the Browns missed the playoffs for the 17th straight season — the NFL’s longest present drought.
“Whereas John helped vastly enhance our workforce’s expertise and we’re excited concerning the core gamers on our roster, we absolutely acknowledged that our workforce didn’t meet its potential on or off the sphere and extra modifications in management give us the very best alternative for fulfillment sooner or later,” Haslam mentioned within the assertion. “Because the function of the overall supervisor continues to evolve on this league, we felt there have been areas that wanted to be reassessed. Over the past 48 hours, we have had dialogue with John about his function however couldn’t come to an settlement on a place that may allow him to stay with the group.”
Dorsey mentioned within the workforce assertion: “Once I took this job, the historical past of this storied franchise and the eagerness of our followers was an integral a part of my choice. It’s that very same understanding and need to see these followers benefit from the success they’re so deserving of that helped me conclude, together with Jimmy and Dee [Haslam], that it was finest to half methods as they embark on the seek for a brand new head coach. I understand how crucial the connection is between a common supervisor and head coach and I additionally know the way crucial it’s that the Browns have a robust chief of their subsequent coach.”