Mike Lombardi, the former NFL personnel man turned NFL Network analyst who has long been rumored as a candidate to become the Browns’ next general manager, is indeed heading to Cleveland to become the Browns’ new general manager.
Lombardi’s title in Cleveland will be V.P. of player personnel, ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported and the Browns have now officially announced.
Browns CEO Joe Banner said this week that there was a frontrunner for the team’s G.M. job, but he wouldn’t say who it was. Apparently it was Lombardi, who now takes over the personnel department for a franchise that has made the playoffs just once since returning to Cleveland in 1999.