Brett Veach
The Kansas City Chiefs have found their new GM. (Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs found their new general manager, and they didn’t have to look too far to find him. Brett Veach, former Co-Director of Player Personnel for the Chiefs organization, was named the new GM today.

Here’s Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt on the hiring.

“After a comprehensive search process, I am pleased to announce that we have hired Brett Veach to serve as the next General Manager of the Kansas City Chiefs. Brett has a sharp football mind, a tremendous work ethic and a keen eye for finding talent. Over the last four

Brett has a sharp football mind, a tremendous work ethic and a keen eye for finding talent. 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.”

This will be Veach’s 11th season on staff in the NFL and biggest challenge yet.

“My family and I would like to extend our gratitude to Clark and the Hunt family for this incredible opportunity. 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.”

Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid will be pleased with the decision. Veach first crossed paths with Reid in 2004 during a training camp internship with the Philadelphia Eagles. It was only for a summer, but Veach left an impression. Two years later, Veach became Reid’s coaching assistant.

The love Reid has for Veach is real.

Veach will be introduced as Chiefs new GM in a press conference scheduled for July 24. Mark your calendar!

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