Patrick Mahomes - changed into bowled over to lose Tyreek Hill regardless of figuring out a possible trade by way of Kansas city Chiefs became feasible - ESPN

KANSAS metropolis, Mo. -- The Kansas metropolis Chiefs kept Patrick Mahomes within the loop last month as they tried to change wide receiver Tyreek Hill, letting their megastar quarterback comprehend the crew may soon be with out one of the crucial prolific extensive receivers of his era.

however Mahomes said he turned into nevertheless shocked within the moments after Hill turned into traded to the Miami Dolphins.

"My initial response changed into a little bit of shock,'' Mahomes stated Monday as the Chiefs begun their offseason program. "despite the fact that you knew this changed into a chance, [losing] a guy you had played with and built a friendship with over the closing six years, it was actually whatever you didn't desire him to depart extra for being capable of hand around in the locker room and try this stuff greater than the exact on-the-box stuff.

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    "but you are satisfied for him. obviously, he got a pretty good contract (four-12 months, $a hundred and twenty million extension with $seventy two.2 million certain). he's back where he has a apartment in the offseason round lots of his family and stuff like that. I desire the greatest for him."

    The Chiefs nevertheless have tight end Travis Kelce, who become second on the crew final season at the back of Hill in receptions and yards. They also have signed free-agent vast receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

    Kansas city also could add a wide receiver or two in the upcoming draft. It has two picks in every of the primary 4 rounds.

    "we've got just got to hold rolling," Mahomes referred to. "this is simply how it is in this league. or not it's a enterprise as an awful lot because it is ready friendships and stuff like that. We understand in an effort to have success in this league we have to retain evolving and preserve getting stronger. So I acquired with those new receivers as quickly as viable and tried to construct that so we might have success once we get going this yr.''

    nonetheless, the void Hill leaves is significant. He caught 343 passes for four,854 yards and forty three touchdowns in his 4 seasons with Mahomes.

    "we are going to should discover construction in alternative ways than we did remaining year because Tyreek changed into such a huge a part of our offense,'' Mahomes stated. "I consider you could have considered in games when we have not had Tyreek or we haven't had definite individuals other guys have stepped up and made performs happen, and i expect that to occur this yr, as neatly.''

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