Chiefs 'part ways' with GM John Dorsey, extend Andy Reid's contract


Moments after announcing a contract extension for head coach Andy Reid, officials with the Kansas City Chiefs have announced the team will be “parting ways" with General Manger John Dorsey effective immediately.

Dorsey had been with the team four years, and had options to stay for the coming season. According to the Thursday release, Dorsey and CEO Clark Hunt came to a mutual agreement that Dorsey would leave his role with the team immediately.

“I want to thank Clark, the Hunt family and the Chiefs fans for the opportunity to be a part of Chiefs Kingdom over the last four seasons,” Dorsey said in a release from the team. “I believe this team is well positioned for the future and I wish Coach Reid, the players and the entire organization all the best.”

Earlier in the same hour, the Chiefs announced head coach Andy Reid had signed a contract extension with the club.

The Kansas City Chiefs sent the following letter to season ticket members: 


Dorsey took over in 2013, the same year Andy Reid joined the team. They have both served four years in their roles with the Chiefs. The two previously worked together with the Green Bay Packers.

The year before they joined, the Chiefs went 2-14. To date, the team has gone 43-21 under their leadership, giving the pair a win percentage just over 67 percent. 

Prior to joining the Chiefs, Dorsey worked for the Green Bay Packers (across two stints) and the Seattle Seahawks. During this time, he’s best known for his time with the Packers as a scout and Director of Football Operations. He won a Super Bowl with the Packers in 2011.


In 2013 – the Chiefs started 9-0. They finished 11-5 and made the playoffs. In the Wild Card round, the Chiefs lost to the Indianapolis Colts 45-44. (The Chiefs led big early, but the Colts came back to win. You probably remember this all too well.)

In 2014 – the Chiefs went 9-7 and just missed the playoffs.

In 2015 – the Chiefs started 1-5, but rallied and finished 11-5. They made the playoffs. In the playoffs, they defeated the Houston Texans in the Wild Card round in Houston. They then lost to the New England Patriots in New England in the divisional round.

In 2016 – the Chiefs went 12-4 and won the AFC West. The team earned a first round bye in the playoffs. They lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional round at Arrowhead.


Reid will be entering his fifth season with the team. He’s led the Chiefs to three playoff appearances in four years. 

“I’d like to thank Clark and the entire Hunt family for the opportunity to continue my coaching career here in Kansas City,” Reid said, in part, in a news release. “We’ve made quite a bit of progress over the last four seasons, but we are not done yet. We are going to continue to work towards our ultimate goal of winning championships."

Entering his 19th season as an NFL coach, Reid has a career regular season record of 173-114, according to the Chiefs. He’s won 184 total games, including the playoffs, which gives him the second most victories among active NFL coaches.


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