The Kansas City Chiefs punched their ticket to the most important game of the season with their win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. In a season where they traded their top receiver and drafted a slew of rookies to fill important holes on their roster, Andy Reid has managed to exceed all expectations in the loaded AFC. They’ve put together an incredible 2022 campaign that will be talked about for years to come.
In comments to the media on Monday, when Reid was asked how he managed to get his team into a position to compete for a Super Bowl after so much change in the offseason, he deferred praise to the Chiefs’ front office. “Yeah so, I would start with (General Manager) Brett Veach and the way that he and his guys have gone about putting this thing together for the coaches,” Reid said. “Giving the coaches an opportunity to coach good players. It includes everybody. It includes (President) Mark (Donovan), it includes (Chairman & CEO) Clark (Hunt).
“I mean they’re all part of that – giving us the opportunity to do what Brett can do by bringing these guys in. But his process, the process that he goes through you guys have gotten to know him now – the process that he goes through – he’s relentless, he’s committed, he’s got a great eye for talent. He’s fearless when it comes to trades and drafts and all those things. It’s been fun for me to watch and watch him grow.”
Reid’s professionalism has never wavered during his time in Kansas City, and his penchant for crediting all members of the operation proves that he is in this for more than just the money and glory. As much as the talk will be centered on Reid and Philadelphia this week, Brett Veach also got his start with the Eagles. The Chiefs playing in this game is only further proof of Veach’s heightened expertise as a talent evaluator and roster builder.