The Kansas City Chiefs are 6-0 for the first time since 2003, and every week, the usual names are credited with sizable chunks of the success. Deservedly so.
Alex Smith has protected the ball like doctors just disconnected the umbilical cord. Whether by ground or air, Jamaal Charles has grilled more victims than Arrowhead's tailgaters. The defense has collectively jelled like Voltron and demoralized attackers on a weekly basis.
Every Sunday, Andy Reid takes the cards he's dealt and plays them to perfection.
The man harvesting jewels from the free-agent pool and waiver wire, John Dorsey, is climbing the ranks of general managers at an alarming rate.
However, any GM can sign a few marquee free agents and come out looking like a bona fide genius. What separates the great GMs from their average colleagues is an eagle-eye ability for plucking handfuls of needles in an endless haystack: the NFL free-agent market.
Six under-the-radar signings have sent Dorsey's credibility skyrocketing.
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