The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to make it official that Brett Veach will be the installed as the team’s new General Manager.
The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t have to go far to find John Dorsey’s replacement. Their next General Manager will be a front office executive that Dorsey has helped mentor over the last five offseasons, as Brett Veach will reportedly be named as the team’s new GM in the very near future.
Veach, the Chiefs co-director of player personnel, has been the early favorite for the job ever since John Dorsey was surprisingly let go — or, to be technical, he decided to walk away now rather than finish out the year on an expiring contract. Team owner Clark Hunt let it be known earlier this summer that he would be extending Andy Reid’s tenure for another five seasons but that Dorsey would be let go after his first initial five-year span. The news shocked everyone, players, fans and analysts alike, and Veach’s name quickly surfaced as his likely replacement.
The Chiefs did interview a couple of outside candidates in Ryan Cowden of the Tennessee Titans and Scott Fitterer of the Seattle Seahawks. They also had rumored interest in Louis Riddick, an NFL analyst who used to work alongside Reid in the front office with the Philadelphia Eagles. Yet in the end, they’re deciding to keep things in house by going with Veach.