Jacksonville Jaguars: Arguments for hiring John Dorsey as GM
The Jacksonville Jaguars should be wary of Dorsey’s employment history.
Sure, Dorsey has had success with two different franchises, but if he’s that good, why is he currently unemployed? In both stops, his management style has been questioned, his questionable personnel decisions and his preference for his own players, have been mentioned as the three main reasons for his dismissal.
Back in his tenure with the Chiefs, Dorsey was not a big disciplinarian or big on chain of command, so people did what they wanted. While general managers are evaluated based on results and not personality, it’s important to establish some sort of system and hold players accountable, something he hasn’t done.
On the other hand, it’s true Dorsey drafted Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward, and Nick Chubb in 2018, but that’s it. He had 16 selections in his time as the Browns general manager, and the fact he was only able to get those three players should be concerning.
In Cleveland, he gave preference to wide receiver Antonio Callaway, linebacker Chad Thomas, and kicker Austin Siebert at the expense of productive players such as wide receiver Rashard Higgins, tight end David Njoku and defensive back Damarious Randall.
Imagine Dorsey benched linebacker Myles Jack or wide receiver DJ Chark Jr in favor of his ‘own’ players? What if he cleaned the house and parted ways with the few talented players the Jaguars have on their roster? This would be an extreme scenario, but Dorsey seems like the kind of person that would do that if he thought it was going to help him do his job.
Looking at Dorsey’s work history, there may be some cause for concern regarding his management style and track record selecting players. However, the positives are clear and outweigh the negatives. If the Jaguars think he can find their quarterback of the future, they should hire him, but they must not look past his shortcomings as a general manager in his previous two stops.