Just in case you are unfamiliar, Mary Kay Cabot is the outstanding beat writer for the Cleveland Browns — if a comparison is necessary, I would go as far to say she’s the Terez of Cleveland.
As our own John Dixon does for the Kansas City Chiefs every Wednesday, Cabot recently opened up the ol’ mailbag — and inside she found a question related to the Chiefs.
Would John Dorsey sign Tyreek Hill if the Chiefs cut him? - Sean N., Chicago.
This was interesting to me because I have seen this narrative pushed both by fans and several members of the Kansas City media: that if the Chiefs were to move on from Hill, a team like the Browns, who scooped up Kareem Hunt in a flash, would do the same with Hill.
If there is anybody on the planet (other than the guy in the gray sweatshirt himself) who would have a read on this, it’s Cabot.
Hey, Sean: I don’t think he would. Dorsey took an enormous risk on Kareem Hunt, whom he also drafted in Kansas City, and I think that’s enough on his plate right now in terms of players who have been in trouble for committing an act of violence against women. Hill is also still under investigation by the NFL for possible wrongdoing in connection with his three-year-old son’s broken arm. The criminal investigation is no longer active, but the NFL will meet with Hill on Wednesday and make its own determination on whether or not he should be punished under the personal conduct policy.
As for Hunt, by all accounts he’s following his program and exceeding the Browns’ expectations, but Dorsey made it clear he won’t give him a third chance. He also can’t afford to add another player right now with these kinds of issues. It will be interesting to see if the Chiefs, who cut Hunt the day the video of him kicking a woman surfaced, will stick by Hill in this case.
Now let’s be clear here:
Cabot’s response does not mean another team wouldn’t pick up Hill, because I certainly anticipate that would happen. It also does not mean Hill will be released from the Chiefs—at this stage, I believe there is absolutely no chance of that.
But it is noteworthy that she wholeheartedly believes the former Chiefs GM would be out of the mix.