Chiefs President Denny Thum Resigns

After 37 years with the organization, team president Denny Thum resigned on Monday.

Thum began work with the organization in 1974 after graduating from Rockhurst College. He worked his way up through the business side of the organization and eventually became assistant general manager under former team president/general manager Carl Peterson. In that role, he became one of the NFL’s best salary cap managers and contract negotiators. He was respected by everyone in the league and by 99.9 percent of the agents he  negotiated with on contracts.

He was named team president in May 2009 in what largely was a ceremonial title. Despite his experienced with the salary cap and contracts, GM Scott Pioli did not want him as part of the football operation. Any power to get things done for Thum went out the window with the revamping of the front office under the direction of team chairman Clark Hunt.

After that, Thum’s departure was only a matter of time.

One Response to “Chiefs President Denny Thum Resigns”

  • September 15, 2010  - KC_Guy says:

    The last Carl Peterson – era member of the top brass. Well, he probably had to finish the TC camp move to St. Joe and the Arrowhead renovations as the last acts of his career with the Chiefs.

    A pity his release isn’t worth more than a simple press release. He should have received his farewell on Monday night in front of the fans.

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