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A new theory emerges: Was Chiefs, John Dorsey split over money?

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We have a new theory on the Chiefs giving John Dorsey the boot.

The KC Star’s Terez Paylor did a Facebook Live (that you should watch) and said in there that he knew that the now former Chiefs GM John Dorsey wanted to “get paid” in this next round of contract negotiations. Dorsey’s contract was up after the 2017 season.

Terez didn’t give out any specifics or numbers or anything like that but said that he knew that Dorsey wanted to get paid.

“My hunch, guys, is I think it was money,” Terez said. “This is the time of year they’re negotiating. Notice how Big Red gets his extension. And then John Dorsey wants his extension and decides it’s not gonna work out. What if they decided they were just so far apart on the money there was no bridging the gap? Maybe that’s possible.

“I can tell you guys that I’ve been told from sources that people in the organization knew John Dorsey wanted an extension. That’s true. I can also tell you, he wanted to get paid. He was seeking a payday, fellas. This news can only come out now if they knew they weren’t going to pay whatever his price tag was.”

Dorsey’s contract was up after this season. Reid just got his contract extension. The timing of these announcements - 41 minutes apart by my count- was ... interesting. I figured it meant something but I didn’t know what. This note from Terez adds some context to the situation, if that is indeed one of the primary reasons. Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole says Dorsey was “butting heads” with Clark in the last few months.

I have no idea what GMs make so I can’t really begin to tell you what we’re talking about here. Based on his resume, Dorsey did deserve to be paid very well. Yeah, yeah no Super Bowls but the roster is in much better shape than when Dorsey found it. The Chiefs have a bright future.

If this were simply a cost issue then you gotta ask Clark Hunt. The Chiefs have been the franchise that Clark Hunt talked for so many years about wanting to become. Again, without knowing the specifics it’s hard to say much but Dorsey does seem to have the resume of a guy that is paid well. Whatever that is.

I can’t imagine anyone from the Chiefs says anything substantial about this on the record, other than Andy Reid or Clark Hunt eventually answering some questions and being professional about it. This is still only a few hours old so more will come out as time goes on. It’s a curious situation, to say the least.

Join The Star's Terez A. Paylor as he dissects the Chiefs' decision to extend Andy Reid and fire John Dorsey.

Posted by Kansas City Chiefs Red Zone Extra on Thursday, June 22, 2017