If you think the sky is falling for the Kansas City Chiefs offense after having traded Tyreek Hill, Patrick Mahomes has a good face for you to trust in Andy Reid.
The Chiefs were reportedly well into contract negotiations on a new long-term deal for Hill when things took an interesting turn within the open market. Other long-term contracts for other wideouts around the NFL began to push the market higher and higher, and it wasn’t long until the ceiling was too high for the Chiefs’ tastes. As a franchise that was already out of balance due to offensive heavyweights, it didn’t make sense for the Chiefs to pay Hill what he was suddenly worth.
In the end, the Chiefs made the decision to look toward the future and the Dolphins gave them five more draft picks to make it happen. Now, Hill is in south Florida turning heads not only with his speed but with plenty of controversial quotes about his former team, his new quarterback, and more.
Given that Hill made it to the Pro Bowl for every single season he was in Kansas City, it stands to reason that he will be missed. For sure, his singular presence on the field will be missed, but quarterback Patrick Mahomes doesn’t seem worried at all about the team’s ability to win without Hill on the field in 2022. During a recent interview with Sirius XM, Mahomes stated why he was bullish on the team’s chances going forward.
“I think you have to look at the history of Coach Reid better than anything. Not me, not Travis, not anyone that’s been here during these great years with the Chiefs. If you look at Coach Reid, he’s done this a lot of different receiving groups, with a lot of different teams where he’s won football games. I think he has a way of amplifying and really emphasizing different guys’ strengths. So no matter who you are on the team, he’s going to put you in the best position to go out there and make a great play.
“When you have a coach like that as a leader of a team and then you have the coaches that you have under him and then the players that we have, we have guys that make plays in other spots. I think Coach Reid will put us in the right position to win football games and now it’s on us to go out there and execute it.”