The Kansas City Chiefs have traded top wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins for a package of five draft picks. So, what does the depth chart look like without Hill?
Kansas City’s receiving corps will look much different in 2022 without Hill at the forefront. The dynamic 28-year-old receiver was Patrick Mahomes’ favorite target for a reason, as he was on track to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer and undoubtedly a member of the Chiefs ring of honor.
Instead, a contract holdout forced his way out of Kansas City entirely. Hill was traded for five draft picks, and he received a shiny new contract in Miami as well. Kansas City were willing to pay Hill, but once Davante Adams reset the market for wideouts, Brett Veach was unwilling to go that high.
Such an obvious impasse only had one solution.
Kansas City Chiefs depth chart: Wide receiver
KC are eyeing Marquez Valdes-Scantling as a potential deep threat replacement for Hill, so he could be added to the depth chart shortly.
For now, though, the top-3 wide receivers on the Chiefs depth chart are Josh Gordon, Mecole Hardman and JuJu Smith-Schuster.
Most forget that the Chiefs added Gordon last season. Should he remain active this offseason, he could be a solid addition to Kansas City’s receiving corps as they hope to replace Hill by committee.
The Chiefs will almost surely draft a wide receiver, perhaps with one of the picks they received in the Hill trade. They’ll also remain active on the free agent market.