Some fans pin that record on Brown, some pin it on Jackson. The Browns' next GM will be its ninth since the franchise moved to Cleveland in 1999, the most in the National Football League in that span. 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. Hue Jackson remains, though, and the announcement of Sashi Brown's dismissal included the note that he would be coach of the Browns next regardless of who is brought in as the team's new personnel decision-maker. Since taking ownership in 2012, Haslam has fired five other football executives and four coaches. The 2018 draft and offseason is pivotal for our franchise, we need to ensure that we maximize our opportunity for success; with our picks, free agency and building our roster.
In a move unlikely to shock many, the Cleveland Browns fired Sashi Brown, their executive vice president of football operations, on Thursday.
The firing is not unexpected since the Browns are 0-12 this season and have gone 1-27 under Brown's guidance. This strategy has acquired the Browns many picks but has also passed on the likes of Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson.
As it pertains to the rest of the organization, multiple reports are circulating that the Browns have been looking into general manager candidates, a position that has not existed in it's typical form under the team's current structure.
Brown had no experience in evaluating players as he primarily handled the team's salary cap before he was promoted. Sashi and the team that consists of Andrew Berry and Paul DePodesta.
Before the team played the Bengals two weeks ago, Jackson and Haslam both chatted with McCarron on the field while Brown stayed on Cleveland's sideline - a tell-tale sign of their rift.