Kansas City Chiefs: Replacing Chris Ballard Likely Comes From Within

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When Andy Reid came to the Kansas City Chiefs, he brought along a lot of people he was comfortable with. One of those people, was highly regarded Eagles scout Brett Veach. Veach had been with the Eagles since 2007, working in the Player Personnel Department as a college scout. His work had earned praise from Eagles GM Howie Roseman.

Brett Veach began his work in NFL front offices as an assistant to Andy Reid in Philadelphia. This was during Reid’s phase of being involved in the front office part of things, so Veach to a shine to that work. That is part of the reason why Andy Reid brought him along to work in John Dorsey’s front office. So far, it appears to have worked out.

Having a background in both college scouting and pro personnel work makes Brett Veach a well-rounded candidate for a promotion. The Kansas City Chiefs seem to have a bit of a culture of promoting from within. That speaks to how well the organization develops all of its talent, and not just those on the field. With his rapid rise in KC, Brett Veach should very much be in the running for another promotion.

Brett Veach is a prime example of a guy rising through the ranks of an organization. Through his hard work, he’s gotten more and more opportunities. There is no reason to think that he won’t be in a position to get another one. In a lot of ways, this is what Chris Ballard and John Dorsey did.

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The Kansas City Chiefs certainly did lose an asset in Chris Ballard, but they have many more assets available. When you are talking about NFL front offices, there is never any one person who does all the work. There is a whole team getting after it. Just like the Chiefs embraced the “next man up” mantra on the field, they need to do the same in the front office.