Dorsey knows McCarthy well from their seven combined seasons in Green Bay, and Dorsey's right-hand man in deputy general manager Eliot Wolf and vice-president of gaming staff Alonzo Highsmith worked with him for 12 and 13 years.
It's only natural that the Browns will interview McCarthy, and that's likely to happen sooner than later, since he's free.
Dorsey could call this a situation similar to that of Andy Reid, who was fired by the Eagles after 14 seasons, four NFC championship games and a Super Bowl appearance.
Reid has had great success in Kansas City, leading the Chiefs to four playoff appearances in his first five seasons, earning them 10-2 this season along with Phenom Patrick Mahomes at QB.
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Aaron Rodgers said he had been shocked this week that McCarthy had been released and was looking forward to the inflated reports of the split between the two.
Brown's Center JC Tretter, who played in Green Bay for four seasons in McCarthy, rave about McCarthy on Monday, believing he would be great with Baker Mayfield. & # 39; His friend fires.
"Do not let me start this topic," Payton said in his conference call. "I hated to see how it happened … He's a fantastic coach."
McCarthy will undoubtedly be high on the list of several teams, including the Browns.