Who Is Carl Peterson?

I don’t know a thing about Carl Peterson so I decided to do some research on him when I heard that he would be taking over Jeff Ireland’s duties as General Manager.

From 1989-2008 Carl Peterson served as the Head Man in charge who pulled the strings personnel wise for the Kansas City Chiefs. During his 20 year tenure with the Chiefs Carl Peterson hired 4 coaches: Marty Schottenheimer, Gunther Cunningham, Dick Vermeil, and Herman Edwards.

For the 20 years Carl Peterson was running their franchise the team went to the playoffs 9 times. The Chiefs went to the playoffs in the 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2003, and 2006.

7 of the 9 times they went to the playoffs were between 1990 and 1997.

The Chiefs finished 1st in their division 4 times out of 20 years, finished 2nd in the division 9 times, finished 3rd in their division 3 times, and finished 4th in the division 4 times.

Let’s take a look at the Notable drafted players under his watch.

P.S. by Notable, I mean the people I know, if you think I’m not giving him enough credit

please leave a comment



Year Drafted/Round drafted in

Derrick Thomas

Linebacker/Defensive End

1989 / 1st round

Tony Gonzalez


1997 / 1st round

Priest Holmes


1997 / undrafted

Larry Johnson


2003 / 1st round

Tyler Thigpen


2007 / 7th round

Look the reason I did this post is because I want to know who the Dolphins are getting in bed with, I’m curious if this guy is will be a better GM than Jeff Ireland, you know how the saying goes “Its Better To Know The Devil Your Familiar With, Over The Devil You Don’t Know”

Tell me which Devil you guys would rather have running our beloved Dolphins!/Phins93

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