The Kansas City Chiefs made yet another blockbuster move for the AFC West, except this time the move did not make a team in the AFC West better. After failing to come to terms on an extension with Tyreek Hill, the Chiefs traded the star receiver to the Miami Dolphins for a trade package that included a slew of draft capital.
This is music to every Chargers fans' ears as Hill has been Patrick Mahomes' no. 1 weapon since he became a starting quarterback and is one of the main reasons why the Chiefs' offense has been so explosive. Without Hill, the Chiefs have no true WR1 on the roster right now, lowering Kansas City on the AFC West totem pole.
Plenty of NFL players reacted to this trade on social media and the best reaction may have been from the Chargers' own, Keenan Allen. Slayer commented on an Instagram post put out by the NFL about the trade, potentially firing some shots as Patrick Mahomes.
While Keenan Allen does not outright say that this is going to expose Patrick Mahomes, there really are not any other candidates that make sense for this to be about. Allen expresses his gratitude that Hill is out of the division and that he respects him, so it is not like he is saying that Hill himself will be exposed now that he does not have Mahomes.
It is the other way around. Losing Tyreek Hill will expose Patrick Mahomes, at least in Keenan Allen's eyes.
Patrick Mahomes absolutely deserves the benefit of the doubt when it comes to the 2022 season. You do not win an MVP award and make four straight AFC Championship Games (and two Super Bowls) on accident.
However, Mahomes entered the best situation a quarterback has ever entered. He came into an established offense that had a bonafide top-three receiver in the league and arguably the greatest pass-catching tight end of all time.
Mahomes has never really had to deal with a lack of weapons and if the Chiefs don't make the right choice in the draft, with Kelce regressing, the Chiefs could have one of the worst support casts weapons-wise in the entire AFC.
After seeing Mahomes struggle in the first half of the season last year and play horrendously in the second half of the AFC Championship Game, a lot of people may agree with Keenan Allen's assessment that Mahomes will be exposed as not being this bonafide superstar without Tyreek Hill.