Denny Thum Resigns, Clark Hunt Promotes… Himself

In a move you can file under “out of left field”, Chiefs team president Denny Thum has resigned.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working for the best franchise in the NFL,” Thum said in a team-issued release.  “I appreciate every opportunity the Hunt family has afforded me and my family and I wish the Kansas City Chiefs all the success they deserve in the future.”

Thum began working for the team as an accountant, way back in 1974.  Team chairman Clark Hunt has added the title of CEO to his office door, and Hunt “will continue” to lead the football and business operations of the Chiefs.

Hunt said that there are no immediate plans to fill the position held by Thum and that no outside search will take place.

Man, is there anyone left besides the owner from before Scott Pioli took over for Carl Peterson?

After being rewarded with a promotion last year from EVP/COO to team president, Thum seemed poised to be with the Chiefs until he whenever he decided it was time to retire.  So it’s not only odd that he would resign, but particularly the timing.  We can only speculate as to what has gone on recently behind the scenes between Thum, Hunt and EVP Mark Donovan.

Thum has more than earned his stripes in Kansas City.  Here is to hoping he finds another job in the league if he decides to put off retirement.

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