Trading their primary option in the passing game could make it difficult for them to stretch the defense.
Having Patrick Mahomes at quarterback should always give them a chance to win games.
However, they have an opportunity to add more firepower by trading for another Pro Bowl wide receiver.
NFL.com senior columnist Jeffri Chadiha revealed that such a move is unlikely.
Some speculation that @Chiefs are interested in @49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel because of draft capital. A team source says a move for Samuel — or DK Metcalf, A.J. Brown or Terry McLaurin — isn’t likely. Told all those options “are probably all long shots at this point.”
— Jeffri Chadiha (@jeffrichadiha) April 21, 2022
Chadiha tweeted, “Some speculation that @Chiefs are interested in @49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel because of draft capital. A team source says a move for Samuel — or DK Metcalf, A.J. Brown, or Terry McLaurin — isn’t likely. Told all those options ‘are probably all long shots at this point.'”
The Chiefs could use their two picks in round one of the 2022 draft to create a package that serves as bait for the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, or the Washington Commanders.
Chiefs Might Get A Receiver Through The Draft
Having any of those receivers will give Mahomes a legitimate deep threat that can compensate for Hill’s production.
While the possibility is enticing, pushing for any of those talented wideouts negates why they allowed Hill to walk away.
The Chiefs didn’t want to satisfy his demand of becoming the league’s highest-paid receiver after seeing Davante Adams sign a five-year, $141.25 million deal with the Las Vegas Raiders.
But trading for the receivers mentioned above forces them to pay a high price tag to maintain their services.
Instead, they could use their two first-round picks to select another wide receiver without paying as much.
The 2022 draft features a deep class at the position, increasing the chances of landing someone at number 29 or 30 who could replace Hill.