The Kansas City Chiefs have hired John Dorsey to be their new general manager, er Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star.
#Chiefs have hired John Dorsey as new general manager. He was long-time college scout for Packers and favorite for job all along
— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) January 13, 2013
Dorsey has been rumored to be the #1 candidate for this position for a while now. He was the Director of Football Operations for the Green Bay Packers.
Here is a bit on him from the Packers’ website:
John Dorsey, now in his 22nd year in NFL player personnel, was promoted to director — football operations in May 2012, his fourth tenure in Green Bay. He previously served 12 years as the Packers’ director of college scouting.
An effective player for the Packers during the 1980s, Dorsey oversees the college side of Green Bay’s scouting operations, and also is actively involved in the area of pro personnel.
Brought back to the team as director of college scouting on May 8, 2000, by then-Executive Vice President/General Manager Ron Wolf, the 52-year old Dorsey earlier had been a key component in Green Bay’s personnel operations for nine highly successful years. First hired as a college scout in May 1991 with a focus on linebackers, he was retained by Wolf the following year and, ultimately, was promoted to head up the Packers’ college scouting department on Feb. 27, 1997, succeeding John Math, who retired.
Hired as director of player personnel for the Seattle Seahawks on Jan. 26, 1999, as he followed former Packers coach Mike Holmgren to the West Coast, Dorsey resigned that position just over a year later, leaving shortly after the 2000 NFL Draft.
The Chiefs will introduce Dorsey during a Monday press conference, which is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. CT.
UPDATE: The Chiefs have made it official, via Twitter:
We will formally intro John Dorsey as 6th GM in franchise history on Mon. Jan 14, at 2 p.m. CT. Go to kcchiefs.com for live coverage
— Kansas City Chiefs (@kcchiefs) January 13, 2013