Chiefs To Sign Andy Reid, Brett Veach To Six-Year Deals

The Chiefs are nearing new six-year deals with head coach Andy Reid and GM Brett Veach, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter). Once finalized, the Chiefs will have their chief architects under contract through the 2025 season. 

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The Chiefs dazzled the league last year en route to capturing the championship trophy. Reid and Veach have been laying the groundwork ever since they joined the organization in 2013. Reid has led to the Chiefs to the postseason in six of his seven seasons on the sideline and Veach has been a key part of the front office for that entire stretch. Starting out as a scout, Veach climbed the ranks to GM in 2017.

There’s no guarantee that Reid, 62, will finish out his new contract, though he says that he has no immediate plans to retire. He’s gone 77-35 across seven seasons with the Chiefs and another seven wins this season would move him past Paul Brown for sixth on the all-time wins list. Reid is currently the NFL’s fifth-oldest active HC — behind Pete Carroll, Bill BelichickBruce Arians and Mike Zimmer. This will be Reid’s 22nd season as a head coach, and it won’t be his last.

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  1. crosseyedlemon

    I think the coaching job Reid did in 2015 has to rank with the best ever. His team got off to a dreadful 1-5 start but he somehow rallied his troops and won 11 consecutive games…and he did it without his star RB Jamaal Charles.

    • king beas

      He just won the sb with Damien Williams at rb. You don’t need one to be successful

      • wagner13

        That team had Alex Smith at the helm, with only Kelce and Maclin as viable weapons. Charles was still an elite talent and could’ve improved the offense significantly. He’s not saying a runningback is necessary to win in the NFL, but to say the Chiefs didn’t get worse without him is laughable

        • crosseyedlemon

          A team that is 1-5 and without their best offensive weapon for the remainder of the season is going to be very demoralized yet Reid still managed to get his players to believe in themselves. That is the mark of a great coach.

  2. wagner13

    Reid is a fantastic schemer and player’s coach who gets the most out of his personnel. Is he the best at clock management? Not necessarily, but he’s done a marvelous job turning around a snake-bitten franchise into a perennial postseason contender. Congratulations, Andy!

    Veach still has a lot to prove IMO, but he did find Mahomes in the draft and traded Alex Smith for a significant haul. He also managed to lock up his three most important contributors. It remains to be seen how he manages the roster as Mahomes ages

    • Yep it is

      Wagner 13. Yes agree Veach has a lot to prove. All he has done is build a Super Bowl winner and re-signed his core group. Finding Mahomes and adding the talent around him was pure luck on his part. He still has mountains to go as a GM. All he needs to do to cement his status as a GM is win a Nobel Prize or solve world peace. Then he might make a serviceable GM.

      • wagner13

        Thanks for the snarkasm, buddy. I didn’t say he wasn’t a capable manager, but hinted he will have to deal with some financial complications in the future.

        He just won the Superbowl with Mahomes on his rookie deal, but we’ve seen other teams struggle to repeat once they’ve paid elite quarterbacks. Seattle and Green Bay immediately come to mind. You can’t deny that Kansas City will have a hard time surrounding Mahomes with proven talent in the future given their cap cruch. It will be imparative for him to hit on a majority of his draft picks and find inexpensive veterans as key contributors. The mark of a great manager is the way in which they deal with adversity to defy the odds

          • Polish Hammer

            Fall to them in the draft? They had the foresight to grab him before he was projected and other teams had him going.

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