clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Arrowheadlines: All the John Dorsey rumors and news after the Chiefs shocking move

New, comments

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

“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.

Could former Chiefs GM John Dorsey come to Oakland? It makes sense | Silver And Black Pride

Dorsey played his last NFL season in 1989 and joined the Green Bay Packers in 1991 as a scout. McKenzie joined the Packers in 1994 as a Pro Personnel assistant

By 1997 Dorsey had worked his way up to Packers Director of College scouting. That same year McKenzie became Director of Pro Personnel.

McKenzie would later move to Director of Football Operations while Dorsey held the Director of College Scouting position for a total of 15 years. When McKenzie left for Oakland, the shuffle had Dorsey assume the title of Director of Player Personnel for one season before getting the call from the Chiefs.

‘It caught everybody off guard:’ Chiefs fire GM John Dorsey, extend Andy Reid | The Kansas City Star

“It caught everybody off guard,” a source with knowledge of the matter said. “Nobody saw it coming. Nobody knows (what happened) because everybody is out of the building.”

The source said another primary reason for the surprise was that the Chiefs fired Dorsey with a year left on his contract and have to pay him for this season, leading some to believe contract negotiations took a wrong turn.

Kansas City Chiefs, GM John Dorsey agree to part ways | NFL.com

Hunt will interview GM candidates -- internal and external-- and the person will report to Hunt, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Chiefs set loose GM John Dorsey, renew coach Andy Reid's contract | Chiefs Digest

The timing of Dorsey’s departure comes at a peculiar juncture for the club. Former director of football operations Chris Ballard, the team’s No. 2 front office executive behind Dorsey, left the Chiefs in January for the job of general manager for the Indianapolis Colts.

Kansas City Chiefs sign coach Andy Reid to contract extension and part ways with GM John Dorsey | ESPN

Before Reid and Dorsey arrived in Kansas City, the Chiefs had four seasons of four wins or less in a six-year span.

Chiefs set loose GM John Dorsey, renew coach Andy Reid's contract | Chiefs Digest

The timing of Dorsey’s departure comes at a peculiar juncture for the club. Former director of football operations Chris Ballard, the team’s No. 2 front office executive behind Dorsey, left the Chiefs in January for the job of general manager for the Indianapolis Colts.

This has been a really weird Chiefs offseason, here are 10 reasons why | Arrowhead Pride

This has been a weird offseason for the Kansas City Chiefs highlighted by the firing of GM John Dorsey.

Let’s look back at some of the things that happened this offseason that look really weird now:

Matt Miller's Scouting Notebook: Survey Says Julio Jones Is NFL's Best Receiver | Bleacher Report

If you talk to anyone with the Kansas City Chiefs about Chris Jones, they expect a huge step forward this season. The freakish defensive lineman had first-round talent last year but slipped to the top of Round 2. He'll play like a first-rounder this season and could be the foundation of the Kansas City defensive line.

The Biggest Standout of Every NFL Team's Offseason so Far | Bleacher Report

No one expects Mahomes to make much of a dent as a rookie, but the same can't be said of Hunt. As a matter of fact, ESPN's Adam Teicher reported that Hunt is already nipping on the heels of Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West in the backfield.

Why the Kansas City Chiefs run defense is going to be better (plus a fun stat) | Arrowhead Pride

So let’s talk about that. First, I want to contextualize the 2016 run defense just a bit more than “total yards given up” so we can figure out how bad the problem was. When you look at yards per carry given up, the Chiefs were again bad, ranked 24th in the league (they and five other teams were tied at 20th-24th, giving up 4.4 YPC). It should also be noted that DVOA (a Football Outsiders metric that contextualizes situation into stats) had them ranked 26th as well. So yes, there was an issue. A big one.

Kansas City Chiefs aren't villains in the Jeremy Maclin situation | ESPN

But the Chiefs have a right to go about their business, too. They could have handled some things better, in particular giving Maclin the word face to face before he departed Kansas City for the weekend on the Friday he was released.

Still, the job of the front office is to make the team better. As odd as it might sound, the Chiefs believe they improved after releasing their most experienced and accomplished wide receiver.