When the Kansas City Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill I was heartbroken. Hill is one of a kind. Not only was he one of the Chiefs’ most talented playmakers, but he also provides a unique skill set that even other top wide receivers can’t replicate. To trade him away for some draft picks seemed idiotic. You just don’t let players that talented get away. Period.
As time has passed I have come to terms with the Chiefs trading Hill. I’m thrilled with the draft class they came away with. Plus, the Chiefs seemed to be ahead of the curve when it came to the drastic rise in wide receiver salaries this offseason. They were able to deal Hill for a greater return than other top wide receivers like Davante Adams and A.J. Brown brought their teams.
While I have come to terms with the philosophy of not paying one wide receiver that much money and now in hindsight am happy with the return they got for him, the question of how the Chiefs maintain an elite offense without Hill remains. Like I have already said, even the other best wide receivers in the NFL can’t replicate what Tyreek Hill brings to a team one for one. The thing you hear lots of people say is “you can’t replace him with one guy”. The idea is that you can replace him with multiple.
So does that idea hold water? Let’s take a look and see what the numbers say.