The Kansas City Chiefs on Monday named their new general manager, just shy of three weeks after the unexpected firing of his predecessor. Brett Veach, 39, has spent the last four seasons with the Chiefs, serving as co-director of player personnel for the last two.
Veach fills a void created by the departure of John Dorsey, who worked as Chiefs general manager from January 2013 until the team announced on June 22 that it was parting ways with Dorsey.
Veach has spent 11 years in the National Football League. He got his start in 2007 as an assistant for Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who was head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles at the time.
He inherits a team that went 43-21 and made the playoffs three times in four seasons under Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid, who the team signed to an extension late last month.
“Brett has a sharp football mind, a tremendous work ethic and a keen eye for finding talent,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a news release. “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 formal press conference will by held July 24 to formally introduce Veach as general manager, according to the team.