KANSASCITY, MO (WSAU) Long-time Green Bay Packers’ personnel man John Dorsey was introduced yesterday as the new general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs. He spent more than two decades in Green Bay, putting together the drafts that helped the Packers win the Super Bowl in the 1996 and 2010 seasons.
Dorsey called the Chiefs’ G-M opening his “dream job” – and he couldn’t turn down the chance to seek it after Scott Paoli was fired. Dorsey takes over a team that went 2-and-14 last year with quarterback problems and several top players about to become free agents. But the Chiefs also have the Number-One draft pick in April, and Dorsey will have lots of salary cap room to fill the holes he needs to fill.
Packers’ G-M Ted Thompson said Dorsey has been a loyal member of the Packers’ family for over half his life – and he has earned his opportunity in Kansas City. Dorsey will have the final say on all personnel matters, and he’ll get lots of input from new coach Andy Reid. The two worked together in Green Bay during the 1990’s.