Browns interview former QB Ken Dorsey for OC vacancy

The Cleveland Browns have interviewed Ken Dorsey for the offensive coordinator position, according to Jonathan Jones of CBS. Fans might remember Dorsey as the Browns’ backup quarterback from 2006 to 2008.

Dorsey has pursued a successful coaching career since he retired from professional football in 2010. He started as the quarterbacks coach for the Carolina Panthers in 2013 and held the position until 2017. He was the quarterbacks coach during Cam Newton’s MVP campaign and the Panthers’ Super Bowl run.

Dorsey became the quarterbacks coach of the Buffalo Bills in 2019, where he helped spark Josh Allen’s drastic improvement. Allen and Dorsey built a great relationship with each other.

When Bills’ then-offensive coordinator Brian Daboll was hired as the head coach of the New York Giants, Allen lobbied the Bills to promote Dorsey to offensive coordinator.

Dorsey was the offensive coordinator for one and a half seasons before being dismissed by head coach Sean McDermott earlier in the season. In Dorsey’s first season, the Bills had the second-best offense in the NFL.

Dorsey was fired earlier this season after the Bills experienced bad turnover luck. The Bills’ offense was among the top-three in the league per EPA. Allen blamed himself for Dorsey’s firing.

The Browns will be interested in Dorsey’s offensive philosophy that prioritizes heavier personnel packages. The Browns will want to lean into multiple tight end sets after being one of the worst-performing teams when trotting out three wide receiver sets.

The Browns will continue their extensive search for a new offensive coordinator. The organization interviewed former Seahawks’ offensive line coach Andy Dickerson earlier in the week.

Story originally appeared on Browns Wire