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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