Check this: Chiefs new WRs' best routes
A closer look at the types of calls in which Moore, Smith-Schuster, Ross and Valdes-Scantling have the most success
Former Kansas City wide receiver Tyreek Hill will not be replaced in 2022 in the aggregate. He has too many unique qualities that will be too much for one player to replicate.
But that shouldn’t be treated as a knock on the abilities and skillsets that do lie within Kansas City’s receiver room heading into this season.
The Chiefs made sure the cupboard wasn’t bare for quarterback Patrick Mahomes, using every avenue to replace Hill, one of the NFL’s top talents, who was traded to Miami in March. KC was active in free agency, the draft, and even undrafted free agency to give themselves and Mahomes a pool of talent to work with.
Head coach Andy Reid is the best in the NFL at playing to the strengths of his players — finding every way to maximize what he has at his disposal. The Chiefs receiver room will look different — here’s a chance fourth year pass catcher Mecole Hardman is the only hold over from last year’s roster. Reid will have to find ways to optimize new talent.
Make no mistake about it though — there’s still plenty of talent in the room for Reid to play with. And it’ll all make sense in totality when you see how, when, and where these players are utilized.
Here are some of the routes that new Chiefs receivers are at their best at executing.