Back when the Kansas City Chiefs decided to part ways with general manager John Dorsey, the front office underwent a fairly significant shuffle that went far beyond passing the torch from one GM to the next. With the decision to anoint Brett Veach as the team’s new front office leader, they also parted ways with a few other figures.
One of those axed execs (say that three times fast) was Trip MacCracken, who served as the team’s director of football administration at the time (in 2017). MacCracken was a holdover from the super-successful days of the Scott Pioli administration, but clearly Dorsey liked what he brought to the team enough to keep him around during his tenure even as others were let go.
On Tuesday, NFL reporter Tom Pelissero noted that MacCracken had finally resurfaced in the NFL after being out since the Chiefs ended his tenure in K.C. The Jacksonville Jaguars have decided to hire MacCracken and make him their director of roster management.
Since his exit from the team, Dorsey has bounced from being the general manager of the Cleveland Browns to being an advisor for the Philadelphia Eagles and now a senior assistant for the Detroit Lions–the latter being a very new position. At the time, the Chiefs also fired director of pro scouting Will Lewis (who has since worked in defunct football leagues like the XFL and AAF). Interestingly that same offseason, the Chiefs also lost Chris Ballard and Kyle Childress to the Indianapolis Colts.
MacCracken began his career with the Cleveland Browns as a cap executive.