Inside the building, it also made some waves.
"From a subjective opinion, I wasn't too pleased," Chiefs veteran linebacker Tamba Hali said Monday on Good Morning Football. "I'm really fond of John. Mr. Dorsey, he's done a tremendous job since he's been with the organization so everything that happened the past week really caught a lot of us off guard. But I'm sure the Hunt family knows exactly what they're doing with the re-signing of our coach Andy Reid. I think everything will be fine but Mr. Dorsey will be missed with the Chiefs."
For someone like Hali, who made the playoffs twice in his first six seasons without Dorsey and Reid, then three times in four years with the tandem, it had to be a little jarring to see a successful organizational structure broken up.
The arrival of both men changed the culture in Kansas City and catapulted them to the top of arguably the toughest division in football.
While the search for Dorsey's replacement is in its early stages, the pressure is on to find someone with the same eye for talent as Dorsey. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported over the weekend that the club had reached out to former Eagles pro personnel director and ESPN analyst Louis Riddick. On Monday, he reported the Chiefs also requested to interview the elusive assistant Vikings GM George Paton, though Paton will stay in Minnesota.
The late firing of Dorsey was a stunning end to Kansas City's spring and sets up a busy summer for Reid and the club's ownership, which is looking to patch a crucial spot in its organization. The top brass has Hali's trust, but so did the man they got rid of.