Chiefs fans are abuzz with rumors of interest in teams acquiring Tyreek Hill. There are many reasons that would be difficult, including the tumultuous offseason Hill just experienced, should an organization elect to make that kind of move.
From a football standpoint, it would be a significant challenge for the team trying to acquire Hill to meet the compensation required. The Chiefs are uniquely positioned to maximize the ability of Hill. He is a perfect player to pair with MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
There's not many (any?) players that can adjust to a deep rope like this and then burst out of the catch to beat defender angles. Mahomes and Hill are perfect for each other, and Mecole Hardman isn't replacing this. The Chiefs aren't the NFL's Golden State Warriors without Hill. pic.twitter.com/0ji6hVPlgV— Kent Swanson (@kent_swanson) August 24, 2019
I can can count on one hand the players that can execute this play the way Hill did. He burst out of this catch on a ball thrown behind him to beat the angle of the defender and outrun others in pursuit. Players like Mecole Hardman are fast but don’t have the skills to do everything seen here. It’s a rare play from a unique talent.
Hill has more value to the Chiefs than anyone other team in the NFL. Nick Foles can’t get the same out of Hill that Mahomes can. Because of this, it’s likely any team inquiring on Hill is not meeting the requirements the Chiefs would have for adequate compensation. The Chiefs are the Golden State Warriors of the NFL with Hill, Sammy Watkins, Travis Kelce and Hardman catching passes from Mahomes. They’re changing how offense is played and pushing boundaries on what’s possible. To break that up would require a king’s ransom. I don’t see any team meeting that.