Per a report on Twitter from Adam Schefter and confirmed by Browns beat reporter from BrownsZone.com, Scott Petrak, who is a regular on the Kenny and JT show, the Browns have fired Vice President of Football Operations Sahi Brown.
With Brown having final say in all of the Browns personnel decisions the last two years, the team has passed on franchise caliber type quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson as well as missing on several other high draft picks and free agents. Also the team has posted a (1-27) record over the last two years which is the worst record over a 28 game stretch in NFL history
Statement from Owner Jimmy Haslam:
“We have great appreciation and gratitude for Sashi’s commitment and leadership to our organization but believe transitioning to someone with strong experience and success in drafting and building consistently winning football teams is critical to the future of the Cleveland Browns. Today we informed Sashi that we were going in a new direction. 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. Hue Jackson will remain our coach and will return for the 2018 season but we feel it is necessary to take significant steps to strengthen our personnel department. We have begun the process of having productive conversations regarding leadership of our football operations and will provide further updates when appropriate. We thank Sashi for all his hard work and dedication to the Cleveland Browns.”
Owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam are expected to beging the search for his successor immediately.