Another candidate that has emerged late in the week comes from the Green Bay Packers. He is their director of football operations, and his name is John Dorsey.
Dorsey actually was a player for the Packers, playing linebacker from 1984-1989 before moving into the front office in 1991. He was an effective player, tallying 130 tackles for his career. He spent 1991-1998 in the scouting department, first as a college scout, with a focus on linebackers, and then beginning in 1997, the head of the college scouting. He followed Mike Holmgren to Seattle in 1999, as he was hired as director of player personnel, a position he resigned from after the 2000 NFL draft.
Ron Wolf brought him back to the organization to direct college scouting again, a position that he filled right up through 2012, when he was promoted to the director of football operations.
This firm that is working with the Jets on this list is certainly going after it, aren’t they? They are finding the successful teams, and grabbing their top executives for interviews. Dorsey would be another guy that would be an excellent hire. Good football background, and has been around success. He would certainly make a lot of sense.