Two experienced Chiefs front office execs will be on the market after the franchise opted to move on without them. Seven-year Chiefs staffer Trip MacCracken and four-year cog Will Lewis will not return in their roles for the 2017 season after their contracts weren’t renewed, Field Yates of ESPN.com reports (on Twitter).
The Chiefs’ director of football administration over the past three years, MacCracken spent seven years total in Kansas City after being with the Browns from the start (Browns 2.0, that is) in 1999. MacCracken joined the Chiefs midway through Scott Pioli‘s tenure, beginning work on the team’s salary cap in 2010. He spent seven seasons working on the Browns’ cap before moving into their football administration director role in 2006.
Lewis, 58, enjoyed a lengthy run with the Seahawks — from 1999-2012 — before coming over to the Chiefs once John Dorsey was hired to succeed Pioli as the franchise’s GM in 2013. Lewis spent his final four years in Seattle as the franchise’s vice president of football operations before coming to Kansas City.
Both are expected to land elsewhere, Yates tweets. It’s logical to point to the Colts as a possible landing spot for these execs after Chris Ballard took over in Indianapolis. Dorsey’s former second in command has gone about reshaping the Colts’ front office after the draft. Considering moves were made as recently as Friday, it can be assumed Ballard isn’t done reorganizing. Pioli’s position with the Falcons gives MacCracken another potential destination as well.