Jan 15, 2023; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey looks on before playing against the Miami Dolphins in a NFL wild card game at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Browns announce hiring of Ken Dorsey as OC

The Cleveland Browns on Monday announced the hiring of Ken Dorsey as offensive coordinator.

Dorsey replaces Alex Van Pelt, was let go within days of the Browns getting routed 45-14 by the Houston Texans in the wild-card round of the playoffs on Jan. 13.

Dorsey was fired as OC by the Buffalo Bills midseason.

“Ken has worked with and elevated some of the top quarterbacks in this league and will bring a fresh approach to our offense,” head coach Kevin Stefanski said in a release. “He knows what it takes to be successful at that position as he was one of the most successful college quarterbacks of all time and that has helped him become a tremendous coach. He has a history with this team and knows what the Browns mean to this city.”

The 42-year-old Dorsey spent two of his four seasons as an NFL quarterback with the Browns in 2006 and 2008.

Dorsey was the quarterbacks coach for the Carolina Panthers from 2013-17. He took the same job with the Bills in 2019 and had the title of offensive passing game coordinator added in 2021. He became offensive coordinator in 2022.

Van Pelt was hired by the New England Patriots last week to be their OC.

–Field Level Media

Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey during training camp.

Report: Browns hiring former Bills OC Ken Dorsey

The Cleveland Browns are turning to former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey to get quarterback Deshaun Watson back on track.

ESPN reported Sunday night that the Browns have hired Dorsey, less than three months after the Bills fired him during the season. The Akron Beacon Journal confirmed the team’s interest in Dorsey but said the hiring had not been made official.

The 42-year-old Dorsey spent two of his four seasons as an NFL quarterback with the Browns in 2006 and 2008.

Buffalo dismissed Dorsey as the team struggled to a 5-5 start to this season. The Bills were held to 25 points or fewer in six straight games prior to his departure.

Dorsey called plays for Buffalo’s offense as coordinator, although his role with the Browns in that regard remains unclear. His predecessor in Cleveland, Alex Van Pelt, did not determine play-calling. Head coach Kevin Stefanski kept that role and has done so since he was hired in 2020.

Van Pelt was let go within days of the Browns getting routed 45-14 by the Houston Texans in the wild-card round of the playoffs on Jan. 13.

Dorsey was the quarterbacks coach for the Carolina Panthers from 2013-17. He took the same job with the Bills in 2019 and had the title of offensive pass game coordinator added in 2021. He became offensive coordinator in 2022.

–Field Level Media

Sep 25, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey stands on the field prior to the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Bills fire Ken Dorsey, tab Joe Brady as interim OC

The Buffalo Bills fired offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey on Tuesday and named quarterbacks coach Joe Brady to the post on an interim basis.

The moves came hours after the Bills committed four turnovers in a 24-22 setback to the Denver Broncos in Orchard Park, N.Y. The loss was the second in a row for Buffalo (5-5), which trails the AFC East-leading Miami Dolphins (6-3) by 1 1/2 games.

The Bills rank eighth in the NFL in points per game (26.2) and seventh in total offense (370.1 yards per game). Buffalo, however, is tied for second in total turnovers (18), with star quarterback Josh Allen responsible for 13 of them (11 interceptions, two fumbles).

Dorsey, 42, replaced Brian Daboll in the role after Daboll departed to become the head coach of the New York Giants prior to the 2022 season. Buffalo finished second in the NFL in points (28.4) and total yards (397.6) last season.

Dorsey worked the previous three seasons (2019-21) as the team’s quarterbacks coach after spending seven seasons with the Carolina Panthers (2011-17).

Brady, 34, spent 2020-21 as the offensive coordinator with the Panthers before joining the Bills in 2022 as the QBs coach.

–Field Level Media