Kansas City Chiefs extend Andy Reid's contract, fire general manager

Lynette Rowe
June 27, 2017

Andy Reid has signed a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. It was a surprising move given his success with personnel.

"I want to thank Clark, the Hunt family and the Chiefs fans for the opportunity to be a part of Chiefs Kingdom over the last four seasons", he said in a statement.

Dorsey arrived from Green Bay with a reputation for being a savvy scout, his track record working in the front office of the Packers seemingly impeccable.

Simply put, if Shad Khan is as serious about winning as he's stated in the past then he should definitely consider Dorsey, though he seems set on giving Caldwell at least another year.

He played through the final three years of Carl Peterson's tenure in Kansas City and the rocky four years of Scott Pioli's run before John Dorsey and Andy Reid took over in 2013.

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There is still plenty of talent in place with wide receiver Tyreek Hill, tight end Travis Kelce, quarterback Alex Smith and a strong defense, but Kansas City will need to find a replacement with the same eye for roster building as Dorsey as it moves forward into the long-term future.

"He was always great to us ...", a team source said.

Dorsey was well-respected across the National Football League, also. Had he stayed in Kansas City, Ballard would be the most likely candidate to replace Dorsey. Given the timing of the firing of Dorsey, that will be impossible and the new G.M.in K.C. effectively would be running blind in 2017. Teams don't fire general managers in June. Another Star reporter, Terez A. Paylor, reported that the scuttlebutt is that some sort of breakdown in contract extension talks-Dorsey had one year left on his deal-may have forced the issue.

Instead, Dorsey is out the door, and his leadership and communication styles are apparently the reason.

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