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Brandt Tilis begins his 13th season with the Chiefs in 2022 and his second as Vice President of Football Operations. Previously, he spent four seasons as Director of Football Administration (2017-20), three seasons as Director of Salary Cap & Football Operations Analytics (2014-16), after originally joining the club in 2010 as a Salary Cap/Contract Analyst.
Tilis works directly with General Manager Brett Veach on all aspects of the club's football operation, including salary cap management, roster strategy and optimal use of club resources. Tilis serves as the club's lead player contract negotiator, spearheading every extension and free agent deal for the Chiefs since 2017, including QB Patrick Mahomes' record-breaking contract in 2020.
He is charged with ensuring the club complies with the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and other League policies. Tilis also works with the Pro and College Scouting groups as part of his role to oversee data analytics efforts for the Player Personnel Department.
Prior to joining the Chiefs, Tilis spent three seasons in the Labor Operations Department for the National Football League Management Council (2007-09). While at the league office, Tilis served as Labor Operations Coordinator (2008-09) after originally joining the NFL Management Council as a Labor Operations Intern (2007).
The Dallas, Texas, native graduated in 2007 from the University of Rochester with two degrees in economics and statistics, including a special citation in finance. He spent three summers (2004-06) as a Football Operations Intern for the Oakland Raiders before joining the NFL office.
Education: University of Rochester (B.A. 2007). Family: Wife - Elizabeth; Daughters - Samantha and Brooklyn.