With Tyreek Hill quickly out of Kansas City via trade, the Chiefs already have a potential replacement lined up for a March 23 visit.
The Chiefs front office did an impeccable job strengthening their offensive line last season, turning it into one of the NFL’s best units in 2021.
But every offseason tends to undo the diligent work of the year before, and 2022 is no different. As soon as the Chiefs try to retool their wide receiver room by adding Juju Smith-Schuster, Tyreek Hill now has to be replaced after he was traded to the Miami Dolphins.
Hill went to the Miami Dolphins within an hour of news broke he was allowed to seek a trade, but earlier in the day, NFL reporter Nick Shook divulged that the Green Bay Packers were also interested in Tyreek Hill.
Without Davante Adams, a deal in Green Bay would have made sense for all involved, especially since Green Bay could lose a key receiver to Kansas City.
Chiefs could sign Packers receiver to replace Tyreek Hill
“Replacing” Hill is virtually impossible, as he remains unrivaled in his speed in the NFL, and the chemistry he’s built with Patrick Mahomes will be difficult to replicate.
But that won’t stop the Chiefs from trying to find someone to compliment their offense, and it appears they’ve already got the ball rolling in that regard. According to Tom Pelissero, Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling is set to meet with the Chiefs on Wednesday.
Although it’s hard to compare to Hill, Valdes-Scantling has been a valuable asset to Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay and could be an ideal complement to Mahomes and Smith-Schuster for a reasonable price.