After all, he was the team’s leading receiver and primary option for deep throws.
So far, the Chiefs don’t have any concerns after winning two of their first three games.
They could have also been 3-0 like the Miami Dolphins if not for their scoreless fourth quarter versus the Indianapolis Colts.
However, NFL insider Dov Kleiman shares a surprising statistic that proves the impact of Hill’s departure.
All #Chiefs WRs combined this season: 430 receiving yards, 2 TDs with Patrick Mahomes.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 28, 2022
Kleiman tweeted, “All #Chiefs WRs combined this season: 430 receiving yards, 2 TDs with Patrick Mahomes. @cheetah this season: 317 receiving yards, 2 TDs with Tua.”
Hill had 190 yards and two touchdowns in their Week 2 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Tough Stretch Ahead For Kansas City
Despite Hill’s absence, Mahomes has found a way to make their offense work.
They are seventh in the league in total yards per game (374) and sixth in passing yards with 281 per game.
The Chiefs are also fourth in points per game with 29.3.
However, they will be facing teams that made it to last season’s playoffs in their games before the bye week.
They will be going up against a tenacious Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense in Week 4 and a high-powered Las Vegas Raiders offense in Week 5.
Then it’s the Divisional Round rematch against the Buffalo Bills in Week 6 before facing the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7.