The Chiefs still have Patrick Mahomes, and until he regresses mightily, then KC will continue to be dangerous.
Losing Tyreek Hill may hurt them, and understandably so because of his dynamic playmaking and ability to perform at insane levels. With 111 receptions for 1,239 and nine touchdowns, there is no doubt he played a significant role in the offense. The Chiefs signed Juju Smith-Schuster in hopes of developing him as the primary receiver, but KC can develop Mecole Hardman.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling signed a three-year $30 million deal that has a max value of $36 million. While he is no top receiver, he complemented Davante Adams well in Green Bay. It is safe to assume he is playing a similar role in KC as a deep threat that spaces a defense out to prevent a long ball.
Another huge thing lost in this Tyreek Hill situation is the Chiefs still have Travis Kelce, who hauled in 92 catches for 1,125 yards and nine touchdowns.
Hill signed a four-year $120 million extension that guaranteed $72.2 million. That is a lot of salary cap for one player to eat, and when the Chiefs could not come to an agreement it did the smart thing and traded him away.
With a talented wider receiver class in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Chiefs can add another weapon to their offense for a much cheaper price and potentially higher upside because of how young these players are.
KC does not lose its top spot just because Tyreek Hill is gone.