John Dorsey on Drafting Aaron Murray: "It Was A No-Brainer" [Audio]

John Dorsey was on SiriusXM’s NFL show Late Hits with Alex Marvez to talk about Aaron Murray, Alex Smith, and Dee Ford. The interview is short but there are some interesting things in the four minutes Dorsey was on the show.

The interview begins with talk about Murray and the process behind drafting him. It is during this period of time we learn Dorsey thinks Murray is a great fit for what it is the Chiefs do on offense in addition to the emphasis Dorsey put on Murray being a winner in both high school and college. The bit about Dorsey talking to SEC defensive coordinators about Murray was interesting, too.

Listening to the Murray talk paired with the Alex Smith talk is really interesting. It would seem, based on the way Dorsey answered the question, the Chiefs don’t seem too think a new deal for Smith will be in place any time soon. There’s nothing to read into here, but it is good for context when trying to guess when a potential deal may happen.

Good stuff all around here, so give it a listen. Here is the audio.


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  • Stacy D. Smith

    I remember being excited that he was still on the board as we approached that pick. So happy to have this kid in the fold.

    • redchiefs

      I’ll bump that, it is exciting indeed.

    • Brady Warshawsky

      Ditto here Stacy. I wanted him last year, but he stayed in school. When we took him in the 5th this year, I jumped off my couch. This guy is going to be a stud I think.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        I did some combination of a fist pump and a slow clap.

  • Andy

    Sorry, I was caught up in the ‘pick a WR’crowd. I was sceptical about our picks, but the more I read and know what they bring to the table, the more I like.
    Still stand behind my taking a step backwards opinion.

  • David Fritch

    Murry will be great.

  • preston riley

    ok, but what Dorsey actually said was that Murray was their highest rated player at that point in the draft – which was the 5th round. Not to knock Murray – I don’t know enough about him – but considering how well he said his knee has healed at this point – if he was truly as talented as some have claimed he would not have still been around in Rd 5.

    Not saying he cannot be great – it has happened with later round picks – but every team in the league, including the chiefs, passed on Murray multiple times. It couldn’t have just been the ACL – those are not, for the most part, career enders anymore. Especially for QBs.

    • Suzi Conger

      well said preston