The name should sound familiar. Eliot’s father, Ron Wolf, has been consulting Jimmy Haslam on numerous matters over the years, including the recent hire of Dorsey.
Heard Ron Wolf and Bill Parcells involved in helping Browns find their man and that Sashi Brown was involved in trying to find a football guy to help. He knew, just thought he was staying. oh well.— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) December 9, 2017
During the 2016 offseason, Eliot Wolf was reportedly one of the candidates being considered to be the Browns’ new general manager as the replacement to Ray Farmer. At 35 years old, he’s one of the young names people have been buzzing about over the years. He’s been with the Green Bay Packers in about six different roles since 2004, and has served as the team’s Director of Football Operations over the past two seasons.
But with the Packers having their own general manager opening, they decided to fill it with Brian Gutekunst, who had been with the club since 2002. Ron Wolf told ESPN, “Obviously the people up there don’t think he’s worthy or they would’ve hired him. End of discussion.”
According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee-Sentinel, Wolf has been offered a “prominent job” on Gutekunst’s staff. But could he decide to follow Alonzo Highsmith to Cleveland?
Eliot Wolf has an offer for a prominent job on Gutekunst’s staff, source said. But he has to decide if he wants to come back before details are hammered out.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) January 8, 2018
We’ll continue to follow the story, but if Wolf is added to the mix, think about the sheer amount of experience added to the front office in such a short period of time. And, is there any chance the Browns would change John Dorsey’s title to something like “President,” so that they could lure Wolf as “General Manager?” It would be similar to what the Browns did when they had Michael Lombardi, quickly changing his title to GM so they could give the newly-hired Farmer the label of Assistant GM.