KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs are set to formally introduce John Dorsey as the team’s new general manager, replacing the recently fired Scott Pioli.
The team has scheduled a 2:00 p.m. news conference on Monday at Arrowhead Stadium.
Dorsey, a former NFL linebacker who had been the head of player personnel for the Green Bay Packers, had previously worked with new Chiefs head coach Andy Reid when Reid was a member of the Packers coaching staff in the 1990’s.
The team interviewed Dorsey last Monday, sources said. Fans tell FOX 4 that they aren’t necessarily familiar with Dorsey’s resume, but they are still excited by the change.
“The way that I look at it is the Chiefs are kind of in a spot where they have to do something, so it’s definitely not going to hurt,” said fan Cody Foreman. “They can’t have much worse of a season then they just had.”
The Kansas City Chiefs, picked by many to be a playoff contender, finished tied for the worst record in the NFL last season at 2-14. The poor performance cost the jobs of Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel.
Reid was hired last week after being fired by the Philadelphia Eagles, where he coached for 14 seasons and led the team to multiple playoff appearances and one Super Bowl.
Dorsey will be the sixth general manager in Chiefs history.