Chiefs announce extensions for head coach Andy Reid, GM Veach
Andy Reid is in his 8th season as the team's head coach.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs have announced contract extensions for both head coach Andy Reid and General Manager Brett Veach.
Reid is in his 8th season with the team, and has led the Chiefs to six playoff appearances, back-to-back AFC championship appearances and a Super Bowl title.
Below are the releases from the Chiefs on today’s announcements.
RELEASE FROM CHIEFS ON ANDY REID EXTENSION:
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that Head Coach Andy Reid has signed a contract extension with the club. Reid, in the midst of his eighth season with the team, has led the Chiefs to an 85-36 regular season record, six playoff appearances in seven seasons, back-to-back AFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl title.
“Over the last eight seasons here in Kansas City we’ve had the opportunity to witness one of the greatest head coaches of all time lead our franchise to its first Super Bowl title in 50 years,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “He’s a hall of fame head coach, but more importantly, an outstanding person who has really changed our team culture. I’d like to congratulate Andy and his family on this well-deserved extension. It is our hope that he can finish his legendary career right here in Kansas City.”
Reid, entering his 22nd season as an NFL head coach, owns a career regular season record of 215-129-1 (.625). He’s won 230 total games including the playoffs, the second-most victories among active NFL head coaches (Bill Belichick – 308), and is fifth all-time in wins among head coaches in NFL history. Reid added Super Bowl Champion to his resume in 2019 after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV.
“I’d like to thank Clark and the entire Hunt family for their support over the last eight years,” Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said. “Aside from winning the Super Bowl, one of my favorite moments last season was being able to be a part of bringing the Lamar Hunt Trophy back to the family. I’m grateful for our players, my coaching staff, our support staff and our great fans. My family and I love living in Kansas City, and I look forward to continuing my career here.”
Reid was hired as the club’s 13th head coach in franchise history on January 7, 2013. He joined the Chiefs after 14 seasons as Head Coach/Executive Vice President of Football Operations of the Philadelphia Eagles where he compiled a 130-93-1 (.583) regular season record. In his career, he has earned 10 division titles, five NFC Championship appearances, two AFC Championship appearances and two Super Bowl appearances. Reid’s teams have made the playoffs 15 times (15-14 record).
Reid was originally introduced as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles on Jan. 11, 1999, after spending seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers under Head Coach Mike Holmgren. During his seven years with the Packers, Reid served as the tight ends coach and offensive line coach (1992-96) and as quarterbacks coach (1997-98).
Prior to joining the NFL ranks, Reid’s final collegiate stop was in the Show-Me State as he coached the offensive line at the University of Missouri (1989-91). Prior to his stint with the Tigers, Reid spent two years working with the offensive line at the University of Texas – El Paso, and before that, he held the same position with Northern Arizona. In 1983, Reid took the position of offensive line coach and then offensive coordinator at San Francisco State, helping the Gators lead the nation in passing and total offense for three consecutive years (1983-85).
A tackle and guard at Brigham Young University from 1979-81, Reid entered the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at BYU under Head Coach LaVell Edwards in 1982.
RELEASE FROM CHIEFS ON VEACH EXTENSION:
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that General Manager Brett Veach has signed a contract extension with the club. Veach, in his eighth season with the team and fourth as GM, has quickly become one of the most successful General Managers in the National Football League.
This offseason alone, Veach and his team orchestrated deals that will keep QB Patrick Mahomes, TE Travis Kelce and DT Chris Jones in a Chiefs uniform for the foreseeable future. Veach is responsible for acquiring key roster additions such as S Tyrann Mathieu, DE Frank Clark and WR Sammy Watkins, among others. At just 42 years old, Veach became the second-youngest GM to win a Super Bowl after the club defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV.
“Brett has had a remarkable run as our General Manager over the past four years, and he certainly deserves this recognition,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “His creativity, along with personal connection to our players and staff, has helped build a championship roster. He has had an impressive start to his career as a GM, and I know he’ll continue his aggressive approach that has consistently improved the talent of the Chiefs.”
“I’d like to thank Clark and the entire Hunt family for putting the trust and confidence in me to run our personnel department,” Veach said. “I’m blessed to be surrounded by talented people, including a tremendous staff and a hall of fame head coach. I’m excited and looking forward to continue building upon the foundation we’ve established as a team.”
The Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania, native joined the Chiefs after spending six years with the Philadelphia Eagles (2007-12). He served as a Southeast Regional Scout (2011-12) after originally joining Philadelphia’s Player Personnel Department as a Pro and College Scout in 2010. Prior to entering the scouting department, Veach was the Assistant to Head Coach Andy Reid for three seasons (2007-09). Before joining the Eagles, Veach was the Supervisor of Intercollegiate Athletic Events at his alma mater, the University of Delaware (2005-06). He was a four-year letterman as a wide receiver for the Blue Hens, catching 99 passes for 1,470 yards (14.8 avg.). He left Delaware as the school’s all-time leader in kickoff return yards with 1,558 yards.
Veach earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education and a master’s degree in education from Delaware. Along the way, he earned Atlantic 10 Conference All-Academic honors three times during his collegiate career. He was a standout running back for Mt. Carmel High School where he was named State Player of the Year in 1996 and was a two-time all-state selection. He was also selected to participate in the Big 33 game between the top high school players from Pennsylvania and Ohio.