Kansas City trading Tyreek Hill is terrible on the surface and losing his explosiveness on offense will be missed.
The draft picks received pushed the Chiefs in better position to draft a wide receiver that can help bridge the gap in the offense. With a rookie, and the potential around these receivers in a stacked class, it is possible KC retools, and the loss of Hill is mitigated because of it.
What is good for the Chiefs is Travis Kelce proves a reliable secondary option for Mahomes. In the Kansas City offense Kelce and Hill posted similar stats. Hill caught 111 passes for 1,239 yards and nine touchdowns. The tight-end Kelce, hauled in 92 receptions for 1,125 yards and nine touchdowns as well.
The catch discrepancy showed a pecking order in KC, but the yards are similar and that is why the Chiefs won’t feel as affected by losing Hill as other teams would if he was the only true threat in an offense.
The Chiefs quickly signed two receivers in Juju Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling that account for the loss of Hill.
The important thing people may miss is the contract extension Miami gave Hill is a huge commitment from a salary cap perspective and time.
At the age of 29, Hill possesses a few years left before the injuries catch up to him, and with an ankle injury already nagging, he may decline quickly. Also, $30 million in cap a year is a huge hit to the payroll, and kudos to KC for not wanting to pay it and moving a receiver for a plethora of picks.