The Green Bay Packers could be losing another member of their front office. Director of football operations John Dorsey is a candidate for the vacant general manager jobs of the Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets.
The Chiefs hired former Eagles coach (and Packers assistant) Andy Reid as their new head coach today and former general manager Scott Pioli reached a “mutual” agreement with the team to step down. The Jets, meanwhile, fired GM Mike Tannenbaum earlier this week and retained coach Rex Ryan.
Dorsey actually turned down the opportunity to interview for the Colts general manager’s job last year, but he already has an interview scheduled with the Jets and appears to be the frontrunner for the job in Kansas City.
Our guess is Dorsey, who also played for the Packers, ends up in Kansas City because of his connection with Reid.
If he leaves, he’d be the third one of Ted Thompson‘s proteges to get a top job somewhere else. John Schneider, who will probably win the NFL’s executive of the year award this year, has been Seattle’s general manger since 2010. Reggie McKenzie was hired as Oakland’s GM last year.
The Packers spawned the Mike Holmgren coaching tree in the 1990s. Is it time to start talking about the Ted Thompson general managing tree?
Mike Reinfeldt is available again. You forgot about him.
It’s extremely troubling to see all the best personnel we have leave year after year, as Ted is not going to be around for long. All Packers execs have to fly coach, stay in average hotels, and are not compensated at the highest level of the league, not to mention have to live in fucking Green Bay. These are some of the reasons Ron Wolf left and eventually Ted is going to leave without any good internal staff developed to take his place.