In the aftermath of the Cleveland Browns' firing of executive vice president Sashi Brown, the team has announced the hiring of John Dorsey to serve as general manager.
Who is Dorsey and what could he bring to a Cleveland franchise that has amassed a 1-27 record in the past two seasons? Let's take a look:
Strong draft record
Running the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013-2016 -- as well as the team's 2017 draft -- Dorsey has amassed a strong track record when it's come to compiling talent.
In five drafts, Dorsey helped provide an influx of talent to a Chiefs franchise that finished 2012 with the worst record in the NFL, adding the likes of Travis Kelce, Marcus Peters, Chris Conley, Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt to the Kansas City roster.
In his statement announcing Brown's firing, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam made it clear Cleveland would continue to place a heavy emphasis on building through the draft -- an area where Brown's resume was lacking.
"The 2018 draft and offseason is pivotal for our franchise," Hasalam said. "We need to ensure that we maximize our opportunity for success; with our picks, free agency and building our roster."
In Dorsey, Cleveland could very well have a candidate capable of doing just that.
As opposed to Brown, who served as the Browns' executive vice president/general counsel prior to moving to the football operations side of the building in 2016, Dorsey's history is entrenched in the sport. A fourth-round pick out of Connecticut in 1984, Dorsey spent five seasons as a linebacker and special teams player for the Green Bay Packers, prior to suffering a career-ending knee injury in 1989.
Over the course of his career, Dorsey amassed 130 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries. In 1991, he joined the Packers staff as a scout and remained with the franchise through 2012 with the exception of a one-year stint in 1999 as the Seattle Seahawks Director of Player Personnel.
In 2013, he left Green Bay to take over as the Chiefs general manager. If ever there were such thing a football lifer, it's Dorsey.
Although his playing career came to an end nearly 30 years ago, Dorsey has remained plenty active. According to a press release announcing his hiring with the Chiefs, he has completed two marathons and enjoys playing golf.
Dorsey will now be hitting the links and running trails in Northeast Ohio.