Lions Expected To Hire John Dorsey As Senior Executive

It appears John Dorsey will soon be officially back in a high-ranking position with an NFL team.

Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, the Detroit Lions are expected to hire Dorsey as a senior personnel executive. Dorsey, 60, was fired as GM of the Cleveland Browns after a 6-10 finish in 2019. With the Lions, he could potentially help as Brad Holmes makes the transition to full-time general manager.

Dorsey paired with Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid in 2013, but Dorsey was fired by the Chiefs in 2017 in somewhat of a surprise decision. Dorsey’s teams compiled an overall mark of 56-43-1 during his time as GM. They also reached the playoffs three times.

This past season, seemingly unbeknown to many, he served as a consultant for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was also listed as a GM candidate for several offseason vacancies, including the one with the Houston Texans. But he didn’t interview for so much as one.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. I remember this guy. He was in Colin Cowherd’s dog house because of the questionable character of players/coaches he chose despite the fact they were often talented. Sounds like the perfect Lions hire.

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