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Chiefs request interview with Seahawks exec Scott Fitterer for vacant GM position

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The Kansas City Chiefs recently made a recent shock announcement that they’ve let go of general manager John Dorsey after four seasons with the team, of which three of them led to playoff appearances. This report from the Kansas City Star indicated that Dorsey’s firing was a result of his management style, which made him difficult to work with.

So now the search is on for their new GM with just over a month to go before preseason begin. One name the Chiefs have on their radar is from the Seahawks front office, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

If “Scott Fitterer is being considered for [NFL team’s] GM spot” sounds familiar to you, it’s because this is the third time this has happened just in 2017. Both San Francisco and Indianapolis kicked the tires on Fitterer and Trent Kirchner (the other co-director of player personnel) in their respective GM searches. Kirchner withdrew his name from consideration for the 49ers spot, which went to John Lynch. Indy’s new GM is Chris Ballard, but they did however snag longtime Seahawks executive Ed Dodds, who is now their new vice president of player personnel.

Two years ago, the Eagles had rumored interest in Fitterer, but Seahawks GM John Schneider confirmed that he would be staying with the organization.

Fitterer has been with Seattle since 2001 (the team’s last year in the AFC), when he was hired to be an area scout. He was promoted to director of college scouting in 2010, AKA year one of the Carroll/Schneider era, and became the co-director of player personnel in 2015.