The Kansas City Chiefs have decided to part ways with general manager John Dorsey.

The Chiefs made the decision not to extend Dorsey's contract beyond the 2017 season.

"After consideration, we felt it was in his best interests and the best interests of the team to part ways now," chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement. "This decision, while a difficult one, allows John to pursue other opportunities as we continue our preparations for the upcoming season and the seasons to come.''