Patrick Mahomes praises revamped Chiefs roster of 12 receivers ahead of 2023 NFL season despite Tyreek Hill departure: “So much competition”

In an unexpected event, Tyreek Hill was released from the team. The Kansas City Chiefs have made many bold moves in the 2023 NFL draft. Despite all these changes, Patrick Mahomes is confident about the Chiefs‘ wide receiver roster. 

Recently, Mahomes talked about the roster and expressed his optimism. Keep reading to explore what he said and why the Chiefs released Tyreek Hill. 

Patrick Mahomes hails Chiefs WR roster

Mahomes is famous for his great leadership skills on the field. He is not only a great player but also ensures his team plays the best too. He has voiced his excitement about the revamped Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver group. 

Patrick Mahomes


The quarterback stated, “I think we’re deep. I think that’s the biggest thing. Usually, you have a good feel for kind of who the guys are going to be and everything like that, but with this group, it’s like every single guy I could see him making a path to making the team. And so, I mean that’s what you want. You want that competition.”

“I thought even the young guys that have stepped in have stepped in and done a lot of great things and guys from other systems have stepped in and done great things. So, (there’s) a lot of competition in that room will play out through OTAs and camp but I’m happy with where we’re at in that receiving room,” the quarterback added.

Indeed Mahomes is aware of the intense competition they will have to face in OTAs and training camp, but he is satisfied with the current state of his team.

Why did the Chiefs let Tyreek Hill leave?

The departure of Tyreek Hill from the Kansas City Chiefs surprised many fans and analysts. Hill recently discussed his reasons for leaving the team during the debut episode of his new podcast. He explained that the team failed to fully utilize his skills.

The star receiver expressed his frustration with the Chiefs’ offensive approach, particularly their failure to target him consistently despite favorable one-on-one matchups against top-tier cornerbacks. Hill emphasized his desire to contribute more to the team’s success and requested greater involvement in the passing game.

Patrick Mahomes

Hill explained, “If teams are gonna give us favorable one-on-one matches against their best corner, I don’t see why teams don’t utilize their best receiver. And that’s where probably like me and the Chiefs fell apart right there. When I’m like, ‘yo, I don’t mean to talk or be a diva in some situation, but can I see the pill some time, please? Just give me the ball, please.'”

So, the reason Tyreek decided to leave the Chiefs was influenced by his desire for respect and appreciation. 

In conclusion, as the 2023 NFL season approaches, Patrick Mahomes has expressed confidence in the Kansas City Chiefs’ revamped wide receiver roster. Despite the departure of Tyreek Hill, the quarterback believes that the team possesses exceptional depth and competitiveness at the position. The intense competition among the 12 receivers on the roster has impressed Mahomes, who sees potential in each player.


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