Chiefs name Brett Veach new general manager

New GM previously served as team’s co-director of player personnel

The Kansas City Chiefs on Monday named Brett Veach general manager. Veach previously served as the team’s co-director of player personnel. (Photograph by

The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t have to look far for their next general manager. On Monday the team promoted from within and named Brett Veach GM.


Veach, who will be the Chiefs’ seventh GM in history, originally joined the club in 2013 and served as the team’s pro and college personnel analyst for two years before serving as co-director of player personnel. Veach will report to chairman and CEO Clark Hunt on all player-personnel matters.

“My family and I would like to extend our gratitude to Clark and the Hunt family for this incredible opportunity,” Veach said in a release. “I am humbled and honored to serve as the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs. Over the last four seasons, I’ve had the privilege to work alongside Andy Reid, John Dorsey and a great group of coaches and personnel staff. Together we built a strong foundation of players that have helped us sustain success on the field. I’m looking forward to continuing our progress as we head into 2017.”

Veach was promoted to co-director of player personnel before the start of the 2015 season and served in that capacity for the past two years.

Veach joined the Chiefs after spending his first six seasons in the NFL with Reid and the Eagles from 2007-12.

Veach replaces Dorsey, who was let go last month.

“Brett has a sharp football mind, a tremendous work ethic and a keen eye for finding talent,” Hunt said. “Over the last four seasons, he’s played a critical role in building our football team. I look forward to working with him to continue to build on the strong foundation we have in place.”

A native of Mt. Carmel, Pa., Veach served as an assistant to Reid from 2007-09 before becoming the team’s pro and college scout in 2010. He then served as a regional scout for the Eagles from 2011-12.

The Chiefs will formally introduce Veach at a news conference July 24 at Arrowhead Stadium.



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