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“Final say” could become an issue for G.M. hire in Kansas City


With Andy Reid reportedly poised to become the next coach of the Chiefs (of course, it’s been close for six hours now), plenty of names are bubbling up for the position of G.M., if/when Reid takes the job.

Here’s the most important thing to keep in mind when assessing who may end up in that job. If it’s a guy like Packers director of operations John Dorsey, the Chiefs technically would have to offer him final say in order to wrest him away from Green Bay, if he’s still under contract and if the Packers opt not not to release him from it.

Of course, plenty of teams have given “final say” to the G.M. even though the coach was actually in charge. It happened when the Browns hired George Kokinis from the Ravens and when the Dolphins hired Jeff Ireland from the Cowboys. Teams generally don’t like to pick fights over these issues, and Dorsey has been a long-time, loyal employee of the franchise. So maybe he wouldn’t need a cheesecake with a file in it to get out of Wisconsin.

Still, regardless of who it ends up being, the issue of “final say” could become an issue in hiring a G.M.