Sam Mellinger: A working theory on why Chiefs and GM John Dorsey are ‘parting ways’

Firing widely respected general manager John Dorsey is not the Chiefs-iest move imaginable merely because of the bizarre decision and horrific timing: five weeks after letting a top assistant take another GM job, two months after the NFL Draft, and five months after the end of the season. It’s also because of the radio silence about what really happened from Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt and others. But, piecing together conversations with people in and out of the organization, plus some prior knowledge, here is some more background on why Dorsey is out.

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Len Dawson on former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey: 'I thought he was doing a good job'

Former Kansas City Chiefs broadcaster Bill Grigsby, who died in 2011, was honored with a statue in Parkville on Thursday and toasted by some former Chiefs, who were as surprised as anybody by the firing of general manager John Dorsey earlier in the day.
Shelly Yang The Kansas City Star
Len Dawson on former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey: 'I thought he was doing a good job' 2:48

Len Dawson on former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey: 'I thought he was doing a good job'

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Nine key moments in the John Dorsey-Andy Reid era for the Chiefs

Red Zone Live: Terez Paylor reports on John Dorsey's exit and answers fan questions 33:53

Red Zone Live: Terez Paylor reports on John Dorsey's exit and answers fan questions

Paul Rudd, Rob Riggle and David Koechner kick off Big Slick Weekend 3:21

Paul Rudd, Rob Riggle and David Koechner kick off Big Slick Weekend