Dorsey's dismissal coincided with the announcement of a contract extension for coach Andy Reid, who holds final say on personnel matters.
"I notified John that we would not be extending his contract beyond the 2017 season, and after consideration, we felt it was in his best interests and the best interests of the team to part ways now", Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt said. Dorsey spent most of his professional career in the Packers' scouting department, and some months back his name was floated as a possible future replacement for Packers GM Ted Thompson, though a subsequent report has indicated that may not be the case.
Simply put, if Shad Khan is as serious about winning as he's stated in the past then he should definitely consider Dorsey, though he seems set on giving Caldwell at least another year.
Things have been successful for the Kansas City Chiefs since Andy Reid and John Dorsey joined the team.
"He's not a big disciplinarian or big on chain of command", a source said, via Paylor, "so people did what they wanted".
Dorsey has served as the general manager since 2013. The organization also managed to draft notables Marcus Peters, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Dee Ford under Dorsey. "Blunt, honest and a great talent evaluator". He was hired by the Indianapolis Colts this offseason to replace Ryan Grigson as the team's general manager.
The Chiefs swept the AFC West while compiling a 12-4 record in 2016. Teams don't fire general managers in June.
Dorsey made many wise decisions in revamping the once-downtrodden franchise, particularly when it came to the waiver wire, but he also made numerous moves that left him open to criticism.
While Dorsey's communication was apparently questionable, it's hard to knock the production on the field.