Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach spoke to ESPN on why quarterback Patrick Mahomes gives the team a shot to win a Super Bowl every year. Mahomes, 27, has already led Kansas City to three NFL title games in a four-year window. He also reached the AFC Championship match in all five seasons as a starter for the Chiefs. “When you have Pat Mahomes, we’re wired to go after it every year,” Veach said.
The entire conversation between Veach and ESPN was based on how trading wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins allowed the KC franchise to assemble a depth chart that included six defensive rookies in prominent positions.
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Tyreek Hill trade was a good thing for Pat Mahomes
While nobody in Kansas City wanted Hill to leave the organization, including Mahomes, Veach and head coach Andy Reid, trading him was essential to reaching the big game once again. Mahomes and company led the league in scrimmage yards and scoring during the regular season despite doubters saying they were done without Hill.
“Even though you may make moves and you may lose really good players, it doesn’t mean there won’t be a counterpunch and that we won’t try to be aggressive in another way,” Veach said. “What’s needed to do that is draft resources and cap space. We’re just going to find a new set of resources and try to be aggressive.”
Wide receivers such as Kadarius Toney, Mecole Hardman, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling all played a role in filling Hill’s shoes. With Mahomes at the helm, Chiefs will definitely contend for a title every year, regardless of who he has in the end zone. Veach is also doing his part to keep compatible weapons by the QB’s side.