Kansas City Chiefs fire Director of Football Administration
By Matt Conner
Trip MacCracken becomes the fourth member of the Kansas City Chiefs front office or staff to leave or be fired this offseason.
The Kansas City Chiefs have decided to part ways with another member of their front office with the report that Trip MacCracken, the Chiefs’ Director of Football Administration, will not be with the team going forward. The Kansas City Star first reported the news as they also confirmed the earlier rumor that the team had “parted ways” with their Director of Pro Scouting Will Lewis.
MacCracken has been with the team since 2010, per the Star, a long tenure that spans the entire John Dorsey tenure and plenty of Scott Pioli’s time in Kansas City as well. He will be the fourth exit from the front office this offseason after Lewis and the losses of Chris Ballard and Kyle Childress to the Indianapolis Colts as the new General Manager and College Scouting Director, respectively.
The Chiefs were also rumored to potentially lose another when Brett Veach’s name, one of the team’s co-Directors of Player Personnel, was floated for the Buffalo Bills GM opening, but an interview never happened, so he’ll remain in K.C. for another year.
The coaching staffs and front offices of winning teams get raided every year by franchises trying to turn the corner, so the Chiefs should not be surprised to lose some personnel. That said, some of these moves are internal decisions, so it will be interesting to see how Dorsey and company either refills roles or restructures the leadership tree.