The Kansas City Chiefs picked up another award on Thursday, this time for general manager John Dorsey. He was honored by the Pro Football Writer’s of America as the 2013 Executive of the Year.
The award comes on the heels of head coach Andy Reid being named the NFL 101 Award’s AFC Coach of the Year in a vote of national media members. Reid didn’t take home the PFWA award, because he was edged out by Ron Rivera of the Carolina Panthers.
Fresh off an amazing season that saw the Chiefs go from the worst record in the league to 11 wins and a playoff birth, both Reid and Dorsey are likely to be honored again as the offseason rolls on.
What makes the season even more impressive — and the honor for Dorsey — is that the Chiefs 2013 draft class didn’t have much of an impact. First overall pick Eric Fisher was in and out of the lineup at right tackle and Knile Davis came on late in the season as the backup to Jamaal Charles.
Two of Dorsey’s picks finished the season on IR without contributing and sixth-round pick Braden Wilson was released during training camp. If anyone beyond Fisher and Davis end up being a factor next season, Dorsey and Reid will have more than one season in the spotlight.
Shortly after the Chiefs season ended, he talked to the team’s official site about the huge turnaround and stressed the job isn’t done.
“By no means have we achieved our ultimate goal,” Dorsey said. “Which as everybody knows includes consistently challenging for the AFC West and the ultimate goal of winning championships.”