Brett Veach has already shown a veteran savvy in his decision making as Chiefs GM.
Less than a month after firing veteran general manager John Dorsey, Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt and head coach Andy Reid made the decision to replace him with the in-house promotion of young personnel exec Brett Veach on July 10, 2017. Thus, making him the seventh general manager in team history and the youngest person to hold the title in the NFL at the time (and still today, at the age of 41).
Since that time, Veach, a former scout and personnel analyst, has quickly ascended the power rankings of general managers, having created a Super Bowl Championship roster and put Kansas City in a position to be the next great dynasty in the NFL.
In the past three years, Veach has overseen scores of transactions including 18 draft picks, innumerable cuts and signings, and multiple trades involving players and picks. While some of those transactions did not pay off, and others remain uncertain in their outcome, many of the moves he’s made have bettered the roster and helped propel the team to its Super Bowl title.
Among those transactions that are still to be determined, primarily, include Veach’s draft picks. While there is great hope for many of them, it is simply too early to make the call on how effective many of them will be. But it is not too early to talk about the moves which have paid off in a big way for the Chiefs yet remain under-discussed in the mainstream narrative.
So which moves has Brett Veach orchestrated for which he has not received ample credit?