Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Chiefs made it official on Monday, introducing John Dorsey as their new general manager.
Dorsey, the longtime director of college scouting for the Green Bay Packers, becomes the sixth GM in franchise history. He replaced Scott Pioli, who held that post since January of 2009. The Chiefs and Pioli parted ways earlier this month prior to Andy Reid being named the new head coach.
"John's outstanding track record as a talent evaluator and his experience helping to build a successful organization make him an ideal choice for our next general manager," Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said. "He is a respected player personnel executive and a person of high integrity who I believe will work very well with Coach Reid. I'm excited to have both John and Andy on board to build our football team."
Dorsey, who is his 22nd year in NFL player personnel, was promoted to Green Bay's director of football operations in May 2012. He was the director of college scouting for the team from 2000-2012. The franchise originally hired him in 1991 as a college scout, and he rose to the position of director of college scouting in 1997 before Seattle hired him as director of player personnel in January of 1999.
The 52-year-old Dorsey was a fourth-round draft pick of the Packers in 1984 as a linebacker out of Connecticut. He played five seasons before his career was cut short by a freak knee injury in pregame warmups of the 1989 season opener.
"The Chiefs are a remarkable franchise with a great fan base, and I'm excited to join the team and community," Dorsey stated. "I want to thank Clark and the entire Hunt family for the chance to help lead this franchise. I'm looking forward to working with Coach Reid to put together a product that Chiefs fans can be proud of for years to come."