Earlier today, Kansas City Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt announced the hiring of their sixth GM, John Dorsey. Dorsey, will be the man who will help Andy Reid turn around the struggling franchise. This will be Dorsey’s 23rd season as a player personnel member, but only his first year as a general manager in the NFL. Hunt has also made it clear that all major personnel decisions are to be run by him. Prior to joining the Chiefs, Dorsey most recently served as Director – Football Operations for the Green Bay Packers (2012). Before being promoted to that post, Dorsey served 12 years as the Packers’ Director of College Scouting (2000-11).
Hunt seem thrilled with the hire, telling press that “John’s outstanding track record as a talent evaluator and his experience helping to build a successful organization make him an ideal choice for our next general manager. He is a respected player personnel executive and a person of high integrity who I believe will work very well with Coach Reid. I’m excited to have both John and Andy on board to build our football team.”
Reid also shared Hunt’s the sense of excitement, by stating, “I’ve known John for a long time, and I have a lot of respect for him. He is a talented individual with a strong work ethic. He will be a great addition to the Chiefs organization.” It was during his time as a college scout and eventually as Director of College Scouting that Dorsey began his association with Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid, who served as the Packers’ tight ends/assistant offensive line coach (1992-96) and quarterbacks coach (1997-98). Reid has previously been linked to trying to hire his former partner and recently departed Browns GM, Tom Heckert.
Dorsey’s most well known accomplishment to date is finding the next franchise quarterback in Green Bay. Even with Brett Favre’s career still thriving, Dorsey played a major role in find his future replacement in Aaron Rodgers—music to the ears of Chiefs fans everywhere. If Dorsey is indeed able to help Andy Reid achieve his primary goal of “bringing in the next Len Dawson,” then the passionate Chiefs franchise might once again have something to cheer about.
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