The Kansas City Chiefs announced yesterday that former Packers personnel member John Dorsey has been hired as the sixth General Manager in franchise history. It will be Dorsey's first season as an NFL general manager and his 23rd year as a player personnel member. He will be responsible for overseeing all player personnel matters and report directly to Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt.
Prior to joining the Chiefs, Dorsey most recently served as Director – Football Operations for the Green Bay Packers. Before being promoted to that post, Dorsey served 12 years as the Packers’ Director of College Scouting.
A player for the Packers during the 1980s, Dorsey oversaw the college portion of Green Bay’s scouting operations and was also actively involved in the area of pro personnel throughout his tenure.
Most notably, the Packers selected quarterback Aaron Rodgers with the 24th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft under Dorsey's watch. The move came even with veteran quarterback Brett Favre still in the starting role, setting themselves up with a young quarterback to learn the system for the future.
Along with Rodgers, the Packers have drafted a number of young players that have become mainstays on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball under Dorsey’s direction in the college scouting department.