A dynasty seems imminent for the KC Chiefs and they have Brett Veach to thank.
Winning multiple Super Bowls is hard, but if any team is primed to do so over the next decade, without a doubt it’s the Kansas City Chiefs.
For one, they already got the party started by winning a championship in February and are the favorites to win it all again this upcoming season. That will be tough to do, of course, as the last team to repeat as Super Bowl champions was the Patriots in 2003 and 2004, so it won’t be an easy feat for the Chiefs to “run it back”.
While that might be the case and the Chiefs won’t win every Super Bowl for the next ten years, General Manager Brett Veach has shown that he’s serious about turning this team into a dynasty.
First and foremost, he did the most important thing this offseason by locking up Patrick Mahomes to a ten-year contract worth over $500 million. Without the quarterback, a team probably won’t be taken seriously, as Chiefs fans learned in life before Mahomes took over.
Locking up Mahomes was important, but the fact that Veach was able to do so for TEN YEARS and still have money available to extend other key players was huge.
He wasn’t done after extending Mahomes though, as Chris Jones was the next in line to be paid and was rewarded for his efforts on defense with a four-year extension worth $80 million. Jones sticking around means the Chiefs defense will stay in the upper tier and that was critical since the defensive turnaround played a major role in this team winning a Super Bowl.
Last, but not least, Veach made sure to take care of tight end Travis Kelce after George Kittle set the market at the position. Veach acted quickly to make sure Kelce was taken care of too, as the two sides agreed on an extension only hours after Kittle’s deal was released.
Veach has made sure Chiefs Kingdom knows that he’s taking his role as the General Manager seriously and we hear him loud and clear. He wants to keep the band together and he also is spending the money wisely and making sure there’s still funds leftover to bring in other players.
Kansas City didn’t sign big free agents this offseason because they didn’t have to. They already have their franchise quarterback, their rookie running back, their star wide receiver, their elusive tight end, and their starting tackles. They also have a deadly pass rushing duo and a game changing safety.
For the rest of the holes on the roster, that was where Veach and company turned to the draft where they brought in Clyde Edwards-Helaire (who wasn’t even initially going to be the starter until Damien Williams‘ decision to opt out was made official), Willie Gay who can fill the linebacker weakness, and a pair of corners in L’Jarius Sneed and BoPete Keyes (Sneed likely plays corner despite being drafted as a safety).
Veach has proven that he knows what he’s doing as the General Manager and by keeping the big names together, the Kansas City Chiefs could be good for a very long time.