The Kansas City Chiefs took their time to make sure they had the right guy, but they have found the replacement for Scott Pioli. On Saturday night they announced John Dorsey has agreed to be their next general manager.
Dorsey comes to the Chiefs from the Green Bay Packers where he was the director of football operations. Like many of the new coaches in Kansas City, Dorsey has worked with Andy Reid in the past.
The Chiefs new general manager comes to town with plenty of experience. He spent 22 years in NFL player personnel and was promoted to his most recent position with the Packers eight months ago. Dorsey had been the director of college scouting for Green Bay for 12 seasons.
One thing Dorsey and the man he’s replacing have in common is the state they played college football. While Dorsey was a four-year starter at the University of Connecticut, Pioli spent his time just 45 minutes down the road at Central Connecticut State University.
After graduating from UConn, Dorsey was a fourth-round pick of the Packers.
It will be a welcome change in Kansas City to see a head coach and general manager work well together every step of the way. Dorsey will be introduced by the Chiefs Monday afternoon at 2.