The Kansas City Chiefs are back on the biggest stage in football for the third time in the past four years.
Andy Reid, Eric Bienemy, and Steve Spagnuolo sure deserve plenty of credit for their job as a coaching staff and don’t even get me started on Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce.
But perhaps, there’s even a bigger unspoken hero in Missouri, and that’s GM Brett Veach.
As NFL insider Peter Schrager recently pointed out, the Chiefs had a mostly-revamped roster this season, yet they still managed to reach the Super Bowl:
No Tyreek Hill.
24 of the 53 men on the roster weren't on the team last year.
10 rookies have played key roles. 4 will start in the Super Bowl. @Pschrags on how @Chiefs GM Brett Veach has built (or re-built) the AFC Champions. @ArrowheadPride pic.twitter.com/K2eQWT870z
— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) February 7, 2023
This version of the Chiefs features 24 new players, including ten rookies, four of which will be starters on Sunday.
Moreover, they also lost the greatest wide receiver in franchise history — and one of the best in the game — Tyreek Hill, and that didn’t take a toll on their championship chances whatsoever.
So, props to Veach for putting together this team and managing to stay competitive over the years, making tons of moves, and working around the salary cap to put them in this position.
Of course, that also speaks volumes of Mahomes’ and the coaching staff’s greatness, as they manage to make things work, and every piece seems to fit their system like a glove, and that also takes a lot of talent and adjustments.
The Chiefs may or may not beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Super Bowl LVII, but you better believe they’ll keep on knocking on the door for years to come for as long as Veach is calling the shots.NEXT: Patrick Mahomes Matches Tom Brady In Impressive Super Bowl Feat