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What it took for the Chiefs to land Patrick Mahomes – The Athletic

The Chiefs brain trust of Andy Reid, Brett Veach and John Dorsey identified Patrick Mahomes and executed a draft-day trade to get him.

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By Jayson Jenks, Dan Pompei, Mike Sando and Nate TaylorSix weeks before the 2017 NFL Draft, in the middle of another Kansas City winter, the ranking members of the Chiefs’ brain trust dialed into a conference call. Clark Hunt, the team’s owner, was on the phone. So were the franchise’s three most influential front-office voices: head coach Andy Reid, general manager John Dorsey and co-director of player personnel Brett Veach.
What they discussed that day was so dramatic in its potential to elevate…

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