The Chiefs have signed Andy Reid and Brett Veach to new contract extensions.
In the midst of a campaign in which the Kansas City Chiefs are favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champions, team owner Clark Hunt has made it clear that he doesn’t want this momentum to shift anytime soon. Both head coach Andy Reid and general manager Brett Veach have signed contract extensions with the Chiefs, per press releases from the team, on Monday.
The Chiefs are in the midst of a “run it back” season in which they are 8-1 and sit in the driver’s seat for a fifth straight AFC West title. The Chiefs are also one game back of a No. 1 overall seed in the AFC West to the Pittsburgh Steelers and are almost entirely assured, even with seven games to go, of a playoff spot. From there, the Chiefs are the odds-on favorites to not only appear in but win Super Bowl LV.
Reid has won an incredible 70 percent of his games since first arriving in Kansas City back in 2013. Now in his eighth season, Reid has already been to the playoffs on six occasions with the Chiefs and will certainly make it a seventh time around in 2020. He has a career record of 85-36 with the Chiefs and earned his first ever Super Bowl title in what was then 21 seasons as an NFL head coach just last year.
"“I’d like to thank Clark and the entire Hunt family for their support over the last eight years,” Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said. “Aside from winning the Super Bowl, one of my favorite moments last season was being able to be a part of bringing the Lamar Hunt Trophy back to the family. I’m grateful for our players, my coaching staff, our support staff and our great fans. My family and I love living in Kansas City, and I look forward to continuing my career here.”"
As for Veach, he was handed an impressive roster from John Dorsey, who originally came over as part of new leadership with Reid back in 2013. Dorsey and Hunt came to an agreement that allowed the GM out of his contract early once it was clear that the Chiefs would not renew Dorsey’s deal alongside Reid’s. From there, the team decided to internally promote Veach to GM, and his strong working relationship with Reid has been a cornerstone of the organization’s stability and success ever since.
Under Veach’s watch, the Chiefs have not only drafted well but they’ve built upon a strong foundation and given Patrick Mahomes an incredible array of weapons with which to work. When the team’s defense needed to be rebuilt in a single offseason, Veach went to work and produced a unit that ended up winning a Super Bowl on the backs of key targets like Frank Clark (via trade) and Tyrann Mathieu (via free agency).
"“I’d like to thank Clark and the entire Hunt family for putting the trust and confidence in me to run our personnel department,” Veach said. “I’m blessed to be surrounded by talented people, including a tremendous staff and a hall of fame head coach. I’m excited and looking forward to continue building upon the foundation we’ve established as a team.”"
Both extensions are for five more years, per Nate Taylor.