Back in December 2017, when John Dorsey was introduced as the new GM of the Cleveland Browns, I personally tried to temper my expectations. While many fans celebrated the moment as the first step towards turning this woebegone franchise around, I remained hesitant at first. After all, I’d been burned before, watching so many of Cleveland’s celebrated hires flame out in an instant (see: Holmgren, Mike).
Today, said hesitance seems laughable. In the span of 15 months, Dorsey has turned an 0-16 Browns team into a franchise which has fans and media alike thinking Super Bowl. This may truly be the masterpiece of his career.