After all, it’s hard to replace Patrick Mahomes‘ top target and Hill is still in his prime.
The Chiefs traded Hill to the Miami Dolphins after contract extension talks stalled.
The West Alabama alum had one year left in his deal and Kansas City would like to have him longer.
However, the two sides couldn’t agree with the price, especially after seeing Davante Adams sign a five-year, $141 million deal with the Las Vegas Raiders.
In return, the Chiefs received a massive haul of five draft picks which they can use to add some assets without rebuilding, as ESPN’s Field Yates pointed out.
Following the trade of Tyreek Hill, the Chiefs now have 12 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. No team has more.
They own two picks in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th round.
A major opportunity to replenish the roster in a hurry, especially by addressing their need at WR.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 24, 2022
Yates said, “Following the trade of Tyreek Hill, the Cheifs now have 12 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. No team has more. They own two picks in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th round. A major opportunity to replenish the roster in a hurry, especially by addressing their need at WR.”
Chiefs’ Current Wide Receiver Rotation
They also signed 2018 first-round selection Corey Coleman in hopes of reviving his career.
However, none of these players can amount to what Hill brings to the table.
Last season, Hill finished seventh in the league with 1,239 yards to go with nine touchdowns.
More importantly, he has been the Chiefs’ primary deep threat for six seasons.
Aside from improving their defense, Kansas City must use those picks to draft someone who could replace him.
They can either stay where they are and select a wideout or use their draft capital to trade up and get one of the top receivers in the class like Garrett Wilson or Chris Olave.