Patrick Mahomes approves of Chiefs’ direction, despite losing Tyreek Hill

Patrick Mahomes approves of Chiefs’ direction, despite losing Tyreek Hill

March 26, 2022

Even after the Tyreek Hill trade, Patrick Mahomes seems to be on-board with many of the recent offseason moves the Kansas City Chiefs have made.

Patrick Mahomes’ Twitter activity suggests he is a big fan of the Kansas City Chiefs‘ latest offseason acquisitions.

While Kansas City has had a hard time keeping pace in the AFC West this spring, the Chiefs made a few moves in free agency that Mahomes seems to be a fan of. Kansas City signed former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling to a three-year deal on Thursday. They just added former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones to a one-year deal on Saturday.

Here is Mahomes reacting to the Valdes-Scantling signing from Thursday on his Twitter account.

And here is him reacting to the Chiefs adding Jones to the Kansas City backfield on Saturday.

There is a lot to like about these signings, but keep mind the Chiefs no longer have Tyreek Hill on the roster. They traded away the perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver to the Miami Dolphins for a bevy of draft compensation. Is Mahomes being a good teammate here or is he really excited about these moves the Kansas City brass has made in the wake of the blockbuster trade with Miami?

Patrick Mahomes seems to approve of two Kansas City Chiefs offseason moves

Look. It was only a matter of time before Chiefs general manager Brett Veach would run into issues with the hard salary cap. He is adept at maneuvering the cap, but this is what happens when a franchise quarterback is adequately compensated. Elite players like Hill are no longer able to be a part of the team at the going rate. He goes to an upstart Miami team that should play well.

As for adding the likes of Jones and Valdes-Scantling, there is a great deal of upside to these moves if you look below the surface. They may not be anywhere near the dynamic playmaker as Hill, but they both come from winning cultures with a chip on their shoulder. Everybody would prefer to stay with the team that drafted them, but this was not the case for either player here.

Neither will be as expensive as Hill would have been on an extension. Factor in all the draft compensation Kansas City gets from Miami, and this will be a means for the Chiefs to reload around Mahomes with cheaper players for years to come. Of course, the ball is firmly in his court to truly elevate the players around him. After all, that is what The Hunts are paying for him to do.

Mahomes is all-in on the Chiefs, so you better believe he is amped about these two key additions.

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