Brett Veach To Control Chiefs’ Roster

When the Chiefs promoted Brett Veach into the GM role, there were questions about exactly how much control he would have. On Monday, owner Clark Hunt clarified things a bit. Brett Veach (vertical)

Veach will have final say over the 53-man roster, Hunt tells reporters. He’ll work in tandem with coach Andy Reid just like John Dorsey did when he was in GM, but it appears that Veach is in the driver’s seat.

There has been speculation that Reid helped to push Dorsey out the door and Hunt acknowledged that he spoke with Reid before making the decision. He did not get into specifics about Reid’s input but, as expected, the move was not made without the coach being consulted first.

There was no one single event that caused the firing of Dorsey, Hunt explained, saying that it was based on an overall evaluation of his work. That means the team’s awkward parting of ways with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was not the impetus for canning Dorsey – if Hunt is to be believed.

Hunt says his goal is for the Chiefs to win a Super Bowl in the next 3-4 years, meaning that expectations are high for the young GM.

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  1. Polish Hammer

    He’ll have the final say…to say exactly what Big Red wants. Andy will run the office just like he did in Philly.

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  2. Polish Hammer

    And to have to public announcement to say the newly hired General Manager would actually have control over the roster, which is the primary role of the GM, is a bit silly. Will they have a press conference to announce that Andy Reid will be in charge of he coaches too?

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    • MajorLeague79

      Not sure how you came up with it being a “public announcement” when it’s the start of training camp and reporters are asking questions.

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