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The Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins have completed a magnificent trade, sending wide receiver Tyreek Hill to AFC East.
First Davante Adams and now Tyreek Hill? That’s what’s gone down, with the monster news coming Wednesday that the Kansas City Chiefs have swapped Hill for the Miami Dolphins in exchange for five draft picks.
With Hill now on board, Miami will now have a wide receiver unit highlighted by Hill and Jaylen Waddle. One would think that Miami’s Super Bowl odds would have skyrocketed after the news, right? Wrong.
Kansas City’s attack will have trouble replacing Tyreek Hill
It’s great that Miami’s odds remained the same. As for the Chiefs, their odds dropped only slightly, from 9/1 to 10/1. You would have assumed that the odds would have dropped a bit more than that, but Vegas disagrees.
Fans are thrilled with the addition of Juju Smith-Schuster, but he does not even come close to Hill’s ability to make games. As the Raiders land Adams and now Kansas City is parting ways with Hill, people are understandably saddened by how things turned out.
Not only that, but the Chargers added JC Jackson and Khalil Mack for their charged defense. Over in Denver, the Broncos traded for Russell Wilson. It feels like all the other teams in AFC West have gotten stronger, but Kansas City losing Hill is a huge step back for them.
However, the team still has Mahomes, and anything is possible when you have an elite QB running the show for you like him. Without Hill, the Chiefs’ rise to get to the Super Bowl next winter just got even harder.