3 distinct advantages the Chargers have over the Chiefs in 2022

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2. A better receiving corps

The Kansas City Chiefs lost their no. 1 receiver in Tyreek Hill this offseason as the team traded him to the Miami Dolphins. Chiefs fans will sit there and tell you that the team replaced Hill with numbers by bringing in the likes of Juju Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Skyy Moore.

However, Hill is undoubtedly one of the five best receivers in the league and is in the elite tier of receivers that simply do not come along often. It is impossible to replace that, especially considering none of the players they brought in are surefire things.

Granted, Patrick Mahomes will elevate his wide receivers but Justin Herbert also elevates his receivers and has better receivers to elevate. The Chargers are one of just a few teams that have two top-20 receivers in the league on the same roster.

The Chiefs do have Travis Kelce, who obviously cannot be ignored. However, Kelce is getting older and there was a big portion of last season where he was not the same person. The Chargers' tight end room is being severely overlooked and is one of the deepest in the league. They don't have Kelce but they definitely can hold their own.

Plus, the Chargers also have one of the best, if not the best, dual-threat running backs in the league in Austin Ekeler. This is the fewest weapons that Patrick Mahomes has had in his career and for the first time in his career, he has fewer than the Chargers do.