John Dorsey could help the Jacksonville Jaguars find a franchise quarterback.
John Dorsey was the Chiefs general manager when they drafted Patrick Mahomes in 2017. Looking back, it looks like he was doing when he aggressively moved from the 27th overall slot all the way up to the 10th overall pick to get the Texas Tech quarterback in that’ year’s Player Selection Meeting.
However, it wasn’t a one-time thing. In 2018, now in Cleveland, Dorsey drafted Baker Mayfield with the first overall pick. Although the Oklahoma standout has been inconsistent through his three-year career, there’s no question he’s the team’s quarterback of the future.
Dorsey’s proven track record at drafting quarterback should appeal to the Jaguars, who haven’t success finding one in years. In the last decade, Blaine Gabbert, Blake Bortles, Nick Foles, and more recently, Gardner Minshew II took turns at the wheel, but none of them could seize the job.
Meanwhile, Dorsey identified two franchise quarterbacks in the span of three years. His chops for finding talent would help this Jacksonville team select the right quarterback in 2021’s draft, which would be the first of many steps towards turning the team into a potential playoff contender.
Keep in mind Dorsey doesn’t solely excel at drafting quarterbacks and has an eye for talent at other positions. In Kansas City, he selected tight end Travis Kelce and wide receiver Tyreek Hill and as the Browns general manager, he chose cornerback Denzel Ward and running back Nick Chubb.