King, the NFL’s new commissioner, will return to the league as a member of the team next season, the league announced Tuesday.
King is the second member of his six-person team to depart in recent years.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced in July that he would not be returning to the NFL after four years.
King, who joined the league in 2003, said he will not retire from the NFL.
He will join the Minnesota Vikings as the team’s chief operating officer.
He will remain in his role until at least the end of the 2020 season.
“It is a bittersweet moment, as it were, for me,” King said.
“This is a team that I spent most of my career with.
I have enjoyed every moment here, and this is a very special team.
We have a great foundation.
I am looking forward to working with all of you, especially our young players.
I will be a proud member of this great organization and I look forward to serving in your roles in the years to come.”
King, the fifth commissioner in NFL history, joins a league that is expected to add another one to its six-member executive committee.
Commissioner Roger Angell announced in January that he will retire at the end in 2020.