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At least in public, Patrick Mahome’s Kansas City Chiefs’ front office is sweating over their decision to swap star wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
Maybe the Chiefs have a bigger plan in place that Mahomes is aware of, but to say virtually nothing about losing his biggest weapon is in itself a mildly strange look.
Mahomes has been very active on social media the last few days, making it even more strange that he has not said anything about Hill leaving the team. The two teamed up for two AFC championships and a Super Bowl victory – it’s nothing. Whether Mahomes is upset with his former teammate for demanding a contract that the Chiefs could not afford, thus forcing a trade, or with his team to swap his favorite weapon away, is still unknown.
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Eventually, Mahomes will talk about losing Hill, and he will probably do so with grace. Mahomes is used to the media spotlight, and it makes sense that he would let the dust settle before taking the same spotlight away from Hill after his trade with the dolphins.
The Chiefs landed a trade package that included five draft picks, including a late first-round pick in this year’s NFL Draft. Shortly afterwards, Kansas City signed Marquez Valdes-Scantling, formerly of the Green Bay Packers, which Mahomes commented on via Twitter.
Even without Hill, the Chiefs have a bonafide top-10 offense in the NFL. Travis Kelce, Mecole Hardman, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Valdes-Scantling and certainly more to come create an explosive reception corps. Add a solid offensive line and skilled running play, and the Chiefs have plenty to work with.
But volunteering to get rid of a generational talent like Hill requires something wrong. As a mere 28-year-old, Hill would only get paid. Brett Veach refused and this is the end result.