Chiefs Hire Brett Veach, An Andy Reid Favorite, As GM

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Jan 15, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid looks on during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Divisional playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 15, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid looks on during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Divisional playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

After a couple weeks of deliberation, the Chiefs made a decision on their vacant general manager position. Brett Veach was named to replace John Dorsey in the Kansas City front office. Veach is not a common name among most NFL fans. So, who is Veach?


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Veach had a successful high school football career in Pennsylvania. With his high school football success, Veach then went on to play at the University of Delaware, where he was a kick and punt returner. When his college playing days were finished, Veach stayed at Delaware for a graduate assistant position. He then moved on from Delaware to his first NFL job, becoming an intern with the Philadelphia Eagles. Andy Reid has stayed with Veach since then, as Veach followed Reid to Kansas City. Veach was considered a candidate for the general manager position, and now it is all his.

 

What will the Chiefs look like with Veach calling the shots? Reid may still have some control of the decision making, but maybe communication will be better than when Dorsey was running the show. The roster is deep, leaving many wondering how many fan favorite players may be let go before the start of this season. Players like Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson have to be wondering what this hiring will mean for them. Veach has a heavy workload to handle in Kansas City, making the entire 2018 offseason possibly falling on his shoulders. There will be a lot of important decisions to be made early from Veach.

-Braden Holecek is a writer for cover32 Chiefs. You can follow him on Twitter here.

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