Kyle Brandt of Good Morning Football on NFL Network tells the story of Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey prank calling Colts GM Chris Ballard during the draft
It didn’t take Cleveland Browns fans long to appreciate general manager John Dorsey. He came to a team in need of an infusion of talent and in the blink of an eye, he delivered that to a desperate fan base.
He brought in a franchise quarterback in Baker Mayfield as well as two legitimate star wide receivers in Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham, Jr. He also filled out the defensive depth chart and has the Browns in position to contend in the AFC North.
On top of that, he does things outside of the game that makes the fans love him. One example was when he served a giant bowl of onions to a Steelers fan in Canton, Ohio. As if giving a rival fan a bowl of tears wasn’t enough, we now find out that Dorsey is still a fan of making prank calls.
According to Kyle Brandt of Good Morning Football, Dorsey does this every year to Chris Ballard, the Indianapolis Colts general manager and 2018 Executive of the Year.
Brandt shows a clip were Ballard and the Colts war room is hard at work and then the phone rings. He quickly answers the phone and says “I’m working” and then hangs up. There are plenty of laughs because everyone knew who it was.
Ballard says that every year Dorsey prank calls him and loves to do so when he’s on the clock — which is how he knew what was up in the clip and didn’t even give Dorsey the time of day.
The two general managers are at the top of their game, but it wasn’t long ago they were on the same team. Both Dorsey and Ballard were together in the Kansas City Chiefs front office for four seasons together before Ballard headed to Indy in 2014.
As fate would have it, they’re both in charge of two up and coming teams, but that hasn’t gotten in the way of their friendship. It also hasn’t tampered Dorsey’s desire to pester Ballard when it’s his turn to make a pick in the draft.