Chiefs Fire GM John Dorsey

Shocking news out of Kansas City as the Chiefs have fired general manager John Dorsey. This comes on the heels of a brand new extension for coach Andy ReidJohn Dorsey (vertical)

[RELATED: Chiefs, Andy Reid Agree To Extension]

I notified John that we would not be extending his contract beyond the 2017 season, and after consideration, we felt it was in his best interests and the best interests of the team to part ways now,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “This decision, while a difficult one, allows John to pursue other opportunities as we continue our preparations for the upcoming season and the seasons to come. My family and I sincerely appreciate John’s work over the last four-and-a-half years, and we wish him nothing but the best in the future.”

It’s not often that teams will make a GM change this late in the offseason. Dorsey was at the helm for the draft and the meat of free agency, but the Chiefs, for one reason or another, have decided to can him in June.

The Dorsey-led front office made some major moves this year, including the signing of Eric Berry to a substantial extension and trading up to select quarterback Patrick Mahomes. It’s not immediately clear what decision(s) led to Dorsey’s ouster or whether Reid wanted him gone.

Dorsey, who has 27 seasons of experience as a personnel member, was given the title of GM in Kansas City in January of 2013. After playing for the Packers and spending time in their front office, you can expect to hear some speculation about him eventually succeeding GM Ted Thompson in Green Bay.

I want to thank Clark, the Hunt family and the Chiefs fans for the opportunity to be a part of Chiefs Kingdom over the last four seasons,” Dorsey said. “I believe this team is well positioned for the future and I wish Coach Reid, the players and the entire organization all the best.”

The Chiefs are expected to explore both internal and external options to replace Dorsey. After letting Chris Ballard leave to become the GM of the Colts, they are down one excellent in-house candidate.

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    • dmaciel

      I wonder if the Maclin fiasco or the state of our cap has anything to do with this

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  1. crazysull

    I think the last straw was him telling Maclin that he was released over a voicemail. If you are going to cut someone, let alone a veteran who has helped your team get to where they are over a voicemail. It is basically breaking up with someone over the phone, you just don’t do it. You be a man and say it to his face with dignity and respect and thank him for he did for the organization. The more that I think about it, I wonder if he found out that he was fired over a voicemail, that would be instant karma.

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  2. JaySHAWks

    Who cares I mean seriously? We’re pathetic organization! We have the greediest owner. Our wide receiver are horrible! We’re a complete hoax of an organization I can care less!

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    • fisher40

      Lol and your team went 12-4 this past season. I can’t imagine how you’d react to a 4-12 season

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