It was a busy day for the Kansas City Chiefs today. In a surprising move they let go of GM John Dorsey, and in a not so surprising move they gave HC Andy Reid an extension. While the Dorsey firing is surprising, the Reid extension isn’t very surprising.
Andy Reid. Reid was in the final year of his 5 year contract before Kansas City signed him to an extension yesterday. He took Kansas City to the playoffs three times in his first five years as the Cheifs coach, totaling one win and three losses in the post season and has a total of 43 wins and 21 losses in the regular season.
Reid led Kansas City to their first AFC West title since 2010, they later lost to Pittsburgh in the AFC divisional round by a score of 18-16. Kansas City was 23-41 with 1 playoff win during the post Reid era.
John Dorsey. Dorsey was the Chiefs GM from 2013-2016 before being fired yesterday, where he had a pretty good tenure with the organization. After trading up 17 spots with Buffalo during this years draft, the Chiefs got their potential QB of the future in Patrick Mahomes III, then went on to take DE Tanoh Kpassagnon from Villanova in the 2nd round. In round 3 Kansas City selected RB Kareem Hunt from Toledo and went on to take another position of need in round five when they selected WR Jehu Chesson from Michigan.
Dorsey filled all of their needs in those first 3 picks alone. Smith is an average QB that wont last much longer in KC, they needed someone to replace Rakeem Nunuz-Roches at DE, and they were in need of RB depth. Overall, Dorsey and the Chiefs had a great draft this year. A couple of the candidates to replace Dorsey are Pro Personnel Scout Mike Borgonzi and Co-Director Of Player Personnel Brett Veach.
The following is from the Chiefs official website:
“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.”
The following is from GM John Dorsey:
“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.”