The 5 biggest decisions facing Chiefs GM John Dorsey
By Matt Conner
Decision #5: His Future
While other player decisions need to be made, there’s no other decision more important facing John Dorsey than that of his own future. Already a subject of some public discussion and fan concern is that the initial contracts of both Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid are approaching their ends, which means it’s time to re-up. For now, however, a deal is not done and rumors have circulated that Dorsey might not be for long in Kansas City.
Except for a single year serving with the Seattle Seahawks, Dorsey was an employee of the Green Bay Packers from 1991 to 2013 when hired by the Chiefs as their new general manager. That’s a long time for any one executive to be in a single place, so it’s not surprising to hear Dorsey’s name brought up as a potential heir to Ted Thompson’s current position. At age 64, Thompson is likely to retire in the near future and Dorsey would be an ideal candidate.
If Hunt would simply extend Dorsey’s deal, then the talk would go away, but there’s been no official movement on this front which means there are still questions lingering over Arrowhead. Even the team’s attempts to put those rumors to rest have been half-hearted filled with meaningless platitudes and nebulous language that refuses to commit in any one direction, despite sounding like it. Even as Dorsey says he loves Kansas City and wants to be here, there’s also nothing concrete in his statement. It could be as simple as saying, “I am not going to Green Bay.” Instead, the door is left open, even just a crack.
That means the last major decision facing Dorsey this offseason will be to reflect on his own future and where, ultimately, he wants to be. Does he want to continue the good work he’s started here in Kansas City or take the reins of a place that likely feels like home?