John Dorsey quickly emerges as rumored successor for Sashi Brown

John Dorsey quickly emerges as rumored successor for Sashi Brown

With Brown's departure, the franchise will be searching for a general manager for the ninth time since it returned to Cleveland in 1999. Owner Jimmy Haslam has already said Hue Jackson will remain the coach in 2018, so the incoming general manager will have to be comfortable with Jackson. Some fans pin that record on Brown, some pin it on Jackson. It's also extremely self-serving to submit that Jackson, Cleveland's play-caller, knew in advance that his team would have trouble putting points up on the board.

While Browns are now looking to finish 2017-18 on a high note, yet another No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick is likely on the horizon for the struggling AFC North franchise.

What comes next for the Cleveland Browns front office now that Sashi Brown is out? "Today we informed Sashi that we were going in a new direction".

The next GM will be the Browns' ninth since 1999, and will be the fourth leader of the front office that Haslam has hired since his purchase of the team from Randy Lerner was approved by the league's owners on October 16, 2012.

Sashi Brown was promoted to executive VP /Gm after the firing of Ray Farmer.

Brown and Jackson appeared to be at odds over several roster decisions and Haslam figured his best course of action was to end the relationship rather than attempting to fix it.

Those two clubs, however, have young quarterbacks - Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson - whose early success might be most responsible for Brown getting fired.

The Cleveland Browns are the only winless team remaining in the National Football League and, to make things even uglier, no other National Football League franchise has fewer than two wins over the course of the 2017 season to this point.