The Challenge of Winning Another Super Bowl Without Tyreek Hill: A Closer Look at Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs

Andy Reid realized his team needed a true No. 1 wide receiver after three straight losses in NFC championship games. This reminds Patrick Mahomes of Donovan McNabb’s struggles in Philadelphia. The Kansas City Chiefs won two Super Bowls together, including one last year without Tyreek Hill. However, they need a dependable receiver after trading Hill to Miami. Coach Reid prioritized wide receivers after seeing Terrell Owens’ impact on McNabb and the Eagles. But the Chiefs didn’t replace Hill and are struggling with a league-leading 26 drops this season and the fewest second-half points. It’s not all on the receivers, though, and it took the New York Jets 10 games to learn that Zach Wilson isn’t a playoff-caliber starting quarterback. They’re now turning to Tim Boyle, and Wilson is uncertain about his future. The Los Angeles Chargers also underachieved after a 23-20 loss dropped them to 4-6, with the coach emphasizing that he will continue calling the defensive plays for a unit ranking 31st in the league.

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