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Chiefs Expected To Keep GM John Dorsey Through 2017 Season

Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports that the Chiefs are expected to keep GM John Dorsey under contract at least through the 2017 season.

Even so, Paylor mentions director of football operations Chris Ballard as a possible internal candidate for the Chiefs, should Dorsey depart for another opportunity.

Ballard recently interviewed for the Colts GM opening last week, but Paylor reports that Indianapolis has yet to set up a second interview with him.

A few recent reports have connected Dorsey to the Packers as a potential replacement for GM Ted Thompson. 

In fact, Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel mentioned last week that Dorsey was still the “best bet” to eventually replace Thompson in Green Bay.

Dorsey is under contract through the 2018 season, which happens to be when Thompson’s current deal with the Packers runs out. According to McGinn, this sets up a “perfect scenario” for a return by Dorsey, assuming that he doesn’t sign an extension with the Chiefs.

Dorsey ranks as one of the lowest-paid GMs in the NFL, so he will be in line for a big raise at some point, considering the success the Chiefs have had since he and Andy Reid arrived in Kansas City.

Dorsey, 56, began his NFL administrative career as a scout for the Packers back in 1991 and gained several promotions until becoming Green Bay’s director of football operations in 2012.

The Chiefs hired him as general manager back in 2013 and has successfully built a very talented roster during that span. In his four seasons with the team, Kansas City has accumulated a 43-21 record and finished first-place in the AFC West this season.

We will provide more information regarding Dorsey as the news becomes available.