Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach has been at the forefront of some big moves in KC. I have always admired and appreciated him and his leadership of the Chiefs player personnel because he knows how to find great NFL talent and have it pan out on the field. Being a young guy, he can bring his fun energy to the team, and getting long-term deals is what the group wants.
As with some players, they can not find their way, which presents problems within the organization they are a part of. It also helps when players like Patrick Mahomes can help lure players in, like the recently acquired Josh Gordon.
Coming out of Mount Carmel High School in Pennsylvania, Veach attended the University of Delaware on a football scholarship (1998-2001), where he played running back and wide receiver. After he graduated with his master’s degree in education in 2004, Veach worked under Andy Reid in Philadelphia from 2004-2012 in various roles.
Veach was a shoo-in for the job when “Big Red” got the job in Kansas City; Andy Reid knew to bring Brett onto his Chiefs staff for the long haul. Working under Reid as a pro and college personnel scout (2013-2014), he transitioned from that to co-director of player personnel (2015-2016); this helped him work his way up to general manager.
Chiefs GM Brett Veach can build a winner
Throughout his tenure with the Chiefs, Veach has a history of getting players like Marcus Peters (2015), Tyreek Hill (2016), Kareem Hunt (2017) that have all had run-ins with the law and other behavioral problems.
There have been countless other players who have played for the Chiefs throughout the years that have been through similar situations.
Granted, those were all with Chiefs’ former general manager John Dorsey, who is now a senior personnel executive for the Detroit Lions. Still, Veach was Dorsey’s right-hand man working alongside him.
There was one guy who has played a role in the success of the Chiefs, and that one guy was (and still is) the current Chiefs GM, Veach. Through all of his experiences, he knows that he will find a way to get the most out of the players.