Dorsey will replace Scott Pioli as the Chiefs continue to make over the organization. He was the Green Bay Packers' director of football operations last season. He played for the Packers in the 80's and returned as a college scout in 1991.
The 52-year-old worked with Andy Reid in Green Bay and says coming to Kansas City is a dream come true. Reid targeted Dorsey when he took over the team.
But Reid won't officially be Dorsey's boss, both will answer independently to hunt.
"I think when the general manager and the head coach are in sync, on the same theme, when they come to work everyday, check their egos in at the closet, roll their sleeves up, they knock away at the little things to achieve the big things," said Dorsey.
"I know that he's had some chances to go other places," said Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt. "And for whatever reason he made the decision not to. And I'm just thrilled that we were able to attract him to the Kansas City Chiefs."