Oct 17, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) celebrates with Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) against the Washington Football Team at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

A trade sending star wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins sent shockwaves through the NFL. That includes players on Hill’s now-former team, the Kansas City Chiefs.

Following the trade, Mecole Hardman Jr. sent out a pair of tweets that reflected how different the Kansas City receiving corps will look next season.

It’s worth mentioning that Hardman could be the ultimate beneficiary of the trade. In 2021, he caught 59 passes for 693 yards, which were both career-highs. With Hill gone, he figures to get even more passes thrown his way in 2022. Given that Hardman is set to be a free agent after the 2022 season, having another career year could benefit his bank account.

One person responded to Hardman with a tweet reflecting that.

Given that Hardman retweeted it, we’re guessing he’s aware of the potential perks.

But Hardman was not the only Kansas City player to respond. Travis Kelce, who’s undoubtedly found more open spots in opposing defenses because of Hill throughout his career, also paid tribute to Hill.

There were others. The list includes — but is not limited to — Chris Jones, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Willie Gay Jr., and Dieter Gehrig.


The Chiefs are going to look a lot different in 2022 than they have in recent seasons. The players still in Kansas City are all-too aware of that.

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