Chargers: Power ranking the AFC West after the Tyreek Hill trade

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3. Kansas City Chiefs

Time for the Chiefs fans that have clicked on this article to comment on it and email me about why I don't know what I am talking about. Look, as it stands right now, the Kansas City Chiefs appear to be the third-best team in the division without Tyreek Hill.

That can certainly change if the Chiefs are able to bring back Tyrann Mathieu and if someone really exciting falls to them at the end of the first round. However, as it stands right now, the defense is looking in really rough shape with the secondary especially getting his this offseason.

To counteract that defense, the Chiefs need to continue to be an elite offensive team but they arguably have the worst weapons in the division now. Juju Smith-Schuster has not had a great year since 2018, Mecole Hardman is easily the worst WR2 in the division and Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been inconsistent.

The team does still have Travis Kelce but we saw the seeds of regression being planted last season. Kelce is going to be 33 in October. These vertical-threat tight ends do slow down with age and while he is still really good, he is no longer that elite guy that he was.

The Chiefs will definitely draft a receiver in the late first round and every Chiefs fan will spin it as a good decision to replace Hill with a cheap option with how many great receivers have come out of the draft in recent years. But just remember, for every Justin Jefferson and Ja'Marr Chase there is a Jalen Reager, Henry Ruggs, Hollywood Brown, K'Neal Harry... you get the point.