Gettleman is the second general manager to be fired this summer, which is unusual. The Kansas City Chiefs also parted ways with former general manager John Dorsey in June.
John Dorsey: He was fired in June as the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs. He was a longtime executive with the Green Bay Packers prior to that.
At best, the new general managers in Kansas City and Carolina will get a six-month head start on next offseason. They'll also have more time to develop a long-range plan for the franchise than if they were hired in January. But in both cases, the front-office work for the 2017 season is all but complete.
It's one thing to be a gifted scout. It's another to be the kind of leader who can run an entire organization seamlessly year after year. As one Chiefs front-office source said, "Some guys that have the job of general manager are not true general managers. Some guys are just personnel guys with no real business sense."
Consider this: Alex Smith was 19-32 during his first five seasons in San Francisco. Then Jim Harbaugh arrived, and Smith and the 49ers promptly went 13-3. By the time he was benched a year later, midway through the 2012 season, Smith had amassed a 38-36-1 record. That success continued when he was traded to Kansas City in the offseason and in the four years since, Smith has gone 41-20 with the Chiefs.
Looney’s experience ranges from working in media with the Orlando Magic and the Kansas City Chiefs to the NCAA to his first job as a director of athletics with East Stroudsburg. Before starting his professional career, Looney graduated from Blue Valley North and went to Missouri State, then Southwest Missouri State, to play football on scholarship before ultimately finding his way with Washburn on the football field.
Mahomes was back in Lubbock for the first time since being selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round, and likely the last time before the start of the NFL season, for a special signing hosted by McGavock Nissan, with the event’s proceeds benefiting the Team Luke Foundation and High Point Village.
Dressler, who had a brief stint with the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2014 NFL preseason, said he knew he had more football in him—despite his unceremonious departure from the Riders, who released Dressler two years into a four-year contract.
What's more, "I went and did a little workout with the Kansas City Chiefs about a week ago and did extremely well," he said. "Me, the G.M. and my agent have been in talks. That's looking pretty bright for me.
“I knew early on in our season that they loved him because one of our former coaches now works there for the Chiefs. They had been on Pat the entire time. To have an established quarterback who by all accounts is a tremendously hard worker and good guy in Alex Smith to learn from. To me it’s an ideal situation. Patrick is only 21 years old. He picked up quarterback basically his junior year in high school so the sky is the limit in the right situation and luckily in my opinion he landed in the perfect situation.”
It’ll be real interesting to see how Pederson fares against his former coach and mentor. One would think the Chiefs have an advantage since the Eagles head coach is modeled heavily after Reid. Then again, Pederson is familiar with how Reid prepares and handles certain situations.
I'm not really counting stats right now but obviously I want a lot of touchdowns and yards but I feel like that's all hype said the 3rd year back out of Abilene Christian. "We don't pay attention to the media and all of that. We just go out and work hard everyday. If we do that we'll pay attention to that media after we win that Super Bowl then we can talk."