Chiefs coach Andy Reid receives extension


The Chiefs still have a ways to go before they make their decision on a GM, but this story shows that Reid has trust in Veach which makes him the clear favorite in KC.

However, despite the fact that he was there to help with the 2017 NFL Draft [VIDEO] last month, the Chiefs have made a decision to fire general manager John Dorsey.

It was easy to speculate there was something of a power struggle among management Thursday when Dorsey was sacked the same day head coach Andy Reid was given a contract extension. It was also odd that the announcement about Dorsey was made immediately after the team extended the contract of Reid. 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. The bigger question for me...does Clark Hunt really know what he's doing? With that said, the Chiefs also didn't want Dorsey to work as a lame duck general manager in 2017, so they said it was in the best interests of both Dorsey and the Chiefs to let him go now.

And while Andy Reid approaches his job in a structured way, Dorsey was more flexible.

The Chiefs swept the AFC West while compiling a 12-4 record in 2016. They averaged 5.4 wins per season.

"From a subjective opinion, I wasn't too pleased", Hali told NFL Network. The decision is odd enough on its own, considering Kansas City had made the playoffs in three of Dorsey's four seasons, to say nothing of the late-June timing of it all.

Before the signing of Andy Reid and hiring of John Dorsey, the Chiefs won four games or fewer four times in six seasons.