By Peter Gleason
Just as the Eagles have turned the page and hired a new coach, Nick Sirianni, and a host of new assistant coaches, they are losing consultant John Dorsey to the Lions.
“The #Lions are expected to add former #Chiefs and #Browns GM John Dorsey as a senior personnel executive, per sources,” NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero tweeted Sunday. “One of the NFL’s best evaluators adds experience to the front office of first-time GM Brad Holmes.”
Dorsey joined the Eagles in the 2020 season to help the front office with pro and college scouting, according to The Athletic. Dorsey’s involvement with the Eagles did not become public until December.
According to The Athletic, Dorsey will have “a bigger, more-defined role in Detroit” than he did with the Eagles.
Dorsey was previously the general manager for the Chiefs (2013-16) and Browns (2017-19), and he’s credited with identifying some of the talent that has helped both of those franchises ascend through the NFL over the past couple of seasons.
He had an extensive background with the Packers from 1991-2012, where he advanced from scout to director of football operations. In 1999, Dorsey was the Seahawks director of player personnel.
It remains to be seen whether the Eagles will bring in any other external voices for their front office to work with executive vice president/general manager Howie Roseman. In the past, the Eagles brought in Joe Douglas and Andrew Berry to work with Roseman, but those two men are now the general managers for the Jets and Browns, respectively.