Cleveland Interviews Former Browns QB For Vacant OC Position

The Cleveland Browns made headlines in the early hours of January 17 when it was revealed the club had parted ways with offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt, a firing that was said to upset several players.

Nevertheless, the search for Van Pelt’s replacement has begun, and according to CBS Sports NFL insider Jonathan Jones, the Browns have interviewed former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey, who was fired midway through the 2023 season, for the open position.

The Browns interviewed former Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey this past week for their vacant offensive coordinator position, sources say. Dorsey played quarterback for the Browns for 3 seasons and started 3 games for the team in 2008.

Dorsey, who played quarterback for the Browns for three seasons in the mid-2000s, now joins Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Andy Dickerson, who has zero experience as an offensive coordinator, as the two known names to have interviewed for the role.

Despite his pedigree as the winningest quarterback in the storied history of University of Miami football and being a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2002, Dorsey fell to the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft, where he was taken with the 241st overall pick.

After three seasons with the Niners, the California native was traded to the Browns in 2006 in exchange for veteran QB Trent Dilfer. He appeared in only one game over his first two campaigns in Cleveland, attempting just a single pass, but started three games in 2008 following season-ending injuries to both Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn.

Dorsey went 0-3 in those starts, completing just 48.9% of his passes for 370 yards with no touchdowns and 6 interceptions. He suffered a concussion and injured ribs during his third start against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 16, thus ending his season.

Dorsey was released after the season and never played in the NFL again, although he did spend one season with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts in 2010 before announcing his retirement in May 2011.

 

 

Gideon Canice

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