The Kansas City Chiefs made it official and announced Brett Veach their new GM. There were not a ton of stunned faces out there in the media world because many expected the Chiefs to go with Veach, the top in-house candidate.
Here’s how the media world reacted to Veach’s hiring:
Worked with Brett Veach for years. He'll be great. On the same page w/Andy, has a very good eye & is football 24/7— John Middlekauff (@JohnMiddlekauff) July 10, 2017
John Middlekauff is a former NFL scout who worked with Veach in Philly. When the Chiefs fired Dorsey, Veach was the first name Middlekauff tweeted for the job.
For the #Chiefs, Brett Veach was the top internal candidate. Andy Reid loves him. His star has risen quickly... and continuity loomed large— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 10, 2017
I guess a change of GM doesn’t mean a change in NFL Network Ian Rapoport’s reporting. He’s still breaking Chiefs news as he did with this story.
From everything I've heard, Veach was the guy who pounded the table for Fletcher Cox, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson w/ Eagles.— Seth Keysor (@RealMNchiefsfan) July 10, 2017
More on this later. Veach was involved in the drafting of Fletcher Cox, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson.
Considering #Chiefs fired John Dorsey in June, a splash GM hire wasn't happening. Brett Veach is a solid in-house option with huge upside.— Mike Welch (@RealMikeWelch) July 10, 2017
Veach is the best outcome at this point. I might even say the same thing if this happened in January when better GM candidates were presumably available. That’s because continuity is the key here. That’s a cliche in the NFL but it rings true here.
For anyone and everyone asking...— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) July 10, 2017
Ballard would have been my A1 for Chiefs job, Veach is A2. Very good hire.
We shall see soon if losing Chris Ballard is as bad as it seems. If he goes onto win a Super Bowl with the Colts and the Chiefs flop with Veach, it would be quite the blunder by Chiefs owner Clark Hunt.
Like the Brett Veach hire. It helps maintain stability in the scouting department. He is a great talent evaluator & knows Coach Reid's style— Nick Jacobs (@Jacobs71) July 10, 2017
He knows Andy Reid. That’s a huge part of this. I hope that means there won’t be much of a learning curve and the Chiefs hit the ground running.