The Kansas City Chiefs announced that they’ve agreed to part ways with GM John Dorsey on Thursday.
“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,” 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.”
“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.”
This is a stunner, especially after the Chiefs just signed HC Andy Reid to a contract extension earlier in the day.
There had been buzz that Dorsey could return to Green Bay and eventually take over for Packers GM Ted Thompson once he’s ready to step aside, but both Dorsey and the Chiefs downplayed the speculation several months ago.
Dorsey, 56, was hired as the Chiefs GM back in 2013 and paired him with Reid. During his four years with the Chiefs, Dorsey’s teams had a record of 43-21 (67.2 percent), which includes three playoff appearances.