The Kansas City Chiefs were likely viewed as one of the best situations in the NFL ever since Patrick Mahomes had his coming-out party in 2018. With a future hall of fame quarterback on his rookie deal, a good, young nucleus that featured Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, and a lot of money to spend, any general manager would love to take over that situation.
General manager Brett Veach had exactly that to work with when he took over the role from former GM John Dorsey.
Veach was able to take what John Dorsey built through mainly the draft and put the finishing touches on the roster for them to complete a Super Bowl run.
However, if we’re being completely honest, John Dorsey mixed the batter, he baked the cake, he put the icing on, and designed the top. Veach just put the candles on it. That’s the Chiefs Super Bowl team in a nutshell.
Yes, Brett Veach “rebuilt” the defense leading into the team’s 2019 Super Bowl-winning season, which we’ll get back to in a little bit, but the main parts were already in place.
Since the Chiefs reached the top of the metaphorical mountain, things have been a little rough.
The “Run it Back” tour in 2020 where the Chiefs began their championship defense went well during the regular season after they posted a 14-2 record before steamrolling the AFC on their way of to the Super Bowl.
We all know how the Super Bowl went. A lot of it had to do with injuries on the offensive line which pushed Veach to do a complete overhaul of the offensive line during the offseason.
Fast forward to five weeks through the 2021 season and the Chiefs sit at 2-3 because of just about everything but the offensive line.