Browns announce hiring of Ken Dorsey as OC

League: NFL

Posted on: 05 Feb, 2024 at 05:06 PM

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The Cleveland Browns on Monday announced the hiring of Ken Dorsey as offensive coordinator.

Dorsey replaces Alex Van Pelt, was let go within days of the Browns getting routed 45-14 by the Houston Texans in the wild-card round of the playoffs on Jan. 13.

Dorsey was fired as OC by the Buffalo Bills midseason.

"Ken has worked with and elevated some of the top quarterbacks in this league and will bring a fresh approach to our offense," head coach Kevin Stefanski said in a release. "He knows what it takes to be successful at that position as he was one of the most successful college quarterbacks of all time and that has helped him become a tremendous coach. He has a history with this team and knows what the Browns mean to this city."

Stefanski, himself a former OC, said no decision has been made yet about who will be the offensive play-caller.

"We'll get there," Stefanski said Monday. "It's February 5th."

Dorsey said the Browns' process of bringing him on board was intentional and thorough.

"It was darn near like a root canal to get the job," Dorsey quipped at Monday's press conference.

The 42-year-old Dorsey spent two of his four seasons as an NFL quarterback with the Browns in 2006 and 2008.

Dorsey was the quarterbacks coach for the Carolina Panthers from 2013-17. He took the same job with the Bills in 2019 and had the title of offensive passing game coordinator added in 2021. He became offensive coordinator in 2022.

Van Pelt was hired by the New England Patriots last week to be their OC.

The Browns also announced the hires of tight ends/pass-game specialist coach Tommy Rees, defensive line coach Jacques Cesaire and running backs coach Duce Staley. Further, the team will also need to replace offensive line coach Bill Callahan, who's expected to be hired by Tennessee to coach under his son and newly named Titans head coach Brian Callahan.

--Field Level Media