Long-time Chiefs president and general manager Carl Peterson will resign following the 2008 season. Peterson, who has been the club with 20 years after joining the team in 1989, probably picked a good time to step down considering the Chiefs are woeful to say the least.

“On behalf of my family and the entire Kansas City Chiefs organization, I want to thank Carl for his two decades of service to the Chiefs” owner Clark Hunt said. “Both Carl and I agreed that immediately initiating the search for the next Chiefs General Manager would be the best thing for the future of the organization, and he will be resigning following the 2008 season.”

During Peterson’s time with Kansas City, they had a 176-141-1 record, won the AFC West four times and reached the AFC Championship Game in 1993.

“I am proud of my association with the Kansas City Chiefs and our many accomplishments over the last 20 years” Peterson said. “I thank the Hunt family for the opportunity to lead the Chiefs organization and sincerely appreciate all the coaches, players, administrators and Chiefs employees with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working in my time here. Most importantly, I want to thank Chiefs fans around the country for their passionate support through the years. Chiefs fans are the finest in all of professional football.”

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Micah Warren is a sports writer from New York and the founder of Blast's sports section and the Off the Record sports blog.

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