The 2013 Kansas City Chiefs may have made an early exit from the playoffs this year, but their front office is being showered with accolades. Head coach Andy Reid was named Coach of the Year at the annual 101 Awards last evening and today, the Professional Football Writers of America have named the Chiefs GM John Dorsey as NFL Executive of the Year.
Kansas City GM John Dorsey, who made several strategic moves that molded @KCChiefs into playoff team is 2013 Executive of the Year.
— Pro Football Writers (@PFWAwriters) January 16, 2014
When Dorsey came to the Chiefs from the Green Bay Packers, the personnel man was most widely known for his drafting of Aaron Rodgers and the spectacular way that worked out of the Packers organization. Dorsey’s first move as a Chiefs was to go out and get the quarterback coach Reid wanted: Alex Smith.
While the jury is still out on Dorsey’s first draft as the head personnel man for the Chiefs, there’s no denying he brought in talented players such as running back Knile Davis. Dorsey made his real strides though in signing the cast-offs from other teams during roster cut-downs at the end of the preseason. The fact that the Chiefs held first “waiver priority” helped immensely, but Dorsey’s keen eye for talent allowed the Chiefs to bring in solid players like corner back Marcus Cooper, safety Ron Parker and tight end Sean “The Beard” McGrath.
Congratulations, Mr. Dorsey from the entire crew here at Arrowhead Addict! Well done!