Sweeping change has come to the winless and searching Cleveland Browns.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Thursday that the team has fired executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown, according to a source. ESPN first reported the news.

Shepherding a team with a 1-27 record over two seasons, Brown was the subject of increasing criticism for passing on a pair of brilliant young quarterbacks -- Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson -- in back-to-back drafts while Cleveland remained stunningly bare at the position.