If the assembling of the front office is any indication, the Cleveland Browns are in great shape to take advantage of all their assets during the 2018 offseason. On Wednesday, it was confirmed that the team has hired Eliot Wolf under the title of Assistant General Manager.
For those keeping track, after the departure of Sashi Brown, the team’s new front office now includes the following three individuals:
- John Dorsey - General Manager
- Eliot Wolf - Assistant General Manager
- Alonzo Highsmith - Vice President of Football Operations
The last time the Browns had a GM-Assistant GM pairing was when Michael Lombardi and Ray Farmer were together. How long Wolf remains with the club remains to be seen, as he is still viewed as a young, up-and-coming candidate to be a general manager. Last year, Kevin Jones reports that Wolf removed his own name from one general manager search — a sign that perhaps he’s waiting for the right spot.
A year ago, Eliot Wolf removed his name from consideration during the 49ers GM search. SF looked hard at pairing him with Sean McVay. Says a lot about John Dorsey's credibility that Wolf is now choosing to go to Cleveland— Kevin Jones (@Mr_KevinJones) January 10, 2018
Not getting the general manager job in Green Bay had to leave Wolf a little upset, but now he joins Cleveland with the opportunity to take some credit for leveraging a boatload of cap space and draft picks to rebuild a team. Matt Miller of Bleacher Report gave high praise to the Browns’ new front office:
This is not a joke...— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 10, 2018
Cleveland's front office now rivals Seattle and Indianapolis as the best in the NFL. https://t.co/hV8O6ivtZ0
The Browns were able to make the hire prior to his scheduled interview with the Oakland Raiders on Thursday. Are you feeling a little better about the front office now?