CLEVELAND — After a disappointing 6-10 season, the Cleveland Browns and General Manager John Dorsey have "mutually parted ways," the team confirmed via statements from owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam and Dorsey.
Statement from Dee and Jimmy Haslam pic.twitter.com/avy57FZ8xK— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 31, 2019
The team tweeted out this statement from Dorsey:
Statement from John Dorsey pic.twitter.com/waUzDWpXgM
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 31, 2019
Shortly before the official announcement, ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed the exit on Twitter:
John Dorsey is out as the Browns’ GM, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2019
Two sides couldn’t come to an agreement on a future re-structure of the organization.
Dorsey was named general manager in December 2017 after the team fired Vice President Sashi Brown.
Before becoming the Browns general manager, Dorsey held the same position with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013-16 and was credited with helping turn the franchise around.
The Browns went 13-18-1 with Dorsey as the general manager.
Dorsey was credited with having an amazing 2018 draft for the Browns by choosing Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward and Nick Chubb.
During the 2019 offseason, Dorsey made a blockbuster trade by acquiring Odell Beckham Jr. and controversially signing Kareem Hunt.
Dorsey’s exit comes days after the team fired head coach Freddie Kitchen.
The Browns unexpectedly canceled a media availability with Dorsey on Tuesday morning, citing the holiday and search meetings for the next head coach.
The team is now looking to hire a head coach and a general manager.