Browns Hire Exec Eliot Wolf

The Browns are hiring Packers executive Eliot Wolf, as first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). The Browns confirmed that Wolf will be hired as the second-in-command under GM John Dorsey with the title of assistant GM. Eliot Wolf

Wolf was in the running for the Packers’ GM job following Ted Thompson‘s retirement, but the team opted to promote co-worker Brian Gutekunst instead. After Wolf was passed over, he found himself with three options – remain with the Packers (possibly with an improved title), join up with Jon Gruden‘s Raiders, or head to Cleveland to work under Dorsey. He ultimately chose the Browns – a team with just one win in the last two seasons, but tons of cap flexibility and draft capital to work with. Dorsey’s close relationship with Wolf’s father, Ron Wolf, also helped matters.

It’s a four-year deal for Wolf and the Browns, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). There’s no word yet on whether he’ll have the flexibility to leave if a GM position presents itself, but I would imagine that it does. Wolf was blocked from GM consideration by the Packers on multiple occasions and the 35-year-old does not want to get stonewalled again.

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      • 11Bravo

        Experience in the front office with a top notch organization in the Packers, familiarity with Dorsey, and maybe, just maybe, he communicates with his father regarding personnel? Not to mention he’s going to the Browns. A 5 win season would be considered a success. Make the playoffs and you’ll be a deity

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  1. brewcrew08

    Why don’t the browns go after McCarthy, Murphy and Thompson now? I mean considering they want the whole packers staff lol

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    • ksucats

      Wait until they realize the only reason that organization hasn’t been 4-12 the last five years is Rodgers

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      • sufferfortribe
        sufferfortribe

        Well, if they can find us a QB like that, then I’m cool with it.

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      • 11Bravo

        You win the internet today for the most asinine comment. Congrats.

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    • idontcare

      You clearly don’t know what your talking about. Dorsey hasn’t been there since 2012 so he hasn’t had anything to do with the last 5 years. And Wolf hasn’t been making the shots, it has been Ted Thompson, and Wolf is also the son of Hall Of Famer Ron Wolf which doesn’t make him good, but these are still both good hires.

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    • fisher40

      It’s a copycat league. The Packers have had 3 Losing seasons since 1992 (26 seasons) Why not copy success? The Browns have been a laughingstock this decade. They’re thinking, Let’s go after people who’ve had success with other franchises

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  2. basic white dad

    Let him learn what other organizations do in the league and have him replace Murphy in a few years? Good for him and the Browns. Seems like a smart kid.

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    • brewcrew08

      I’m not so sure you’ll learn a lot from the Browns.

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      • basic white dad

        With John Dorsey coming from KC and doing good work there he could. Besides, I’ve learned more from watching bad parents on what not to do with my kid than I have from average parents. Failure could breed success

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  3. bigjonliljon

    I like what the Browns are doing. With a much improved front office now, and draft picks up the wazoo, they can start looking forward to future

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  4. jjgreedy

    I wonder what competition the browns are giving up to the Packers? If anything at all. This is a lateral move that the Packers could’ve blocked, so they deserve something in return.

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    • ray_derek

      They won’t get a thing, they’ve previously stated they won’t stop him from going anywhere. In theory, he was basically a free agent.

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  5. connfyoozed

    Jimmy Haslam has made a whole lot of mistakes, but over these last few weeks he is pushing all of the right buttons with the front office. That is a tremendous collection of talented executives they are putting together.

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