When the Kansas City Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins, many around the league thought Patrick Mahomes would be exposed in the passing game. They were all wrong. Mahomes led the NFL with 5,250 passing yards this season.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill has been very vocal about his exit from the Chiefs, but not many have said much back in response.
Speaking with the press this week, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said he was happy for Hill’s success.
“Nobody’s happier for Tyreek than I am,” Reid said, via FOX Sports’ Henry McKenna. “He made a lot of money and he gained a lot of yards. He had a great year, Pro Bowl player, All-Pro player, but on the other hand I’m proud of our guys for the job they’ve done. We had a lot of new faces in there. With the exception of Mecole [Hardman], most of the guys were new guys, and I thought they stepped up.
“I was really proud of the way Pat [Mahomes] and [Travis] Kelce brought the guys into the mix, welcomed them in, worked with them and helped teach them. Pat Mahomes is a pretty good quarterback, so we didn’t lose Pat Mahomes, that was a good thing. He makes those guys look good in a lot of ways and they help make him look good, too, so it’s a good relationship.”
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After Tyreek Hill was traded, the team brought in JuJu Smith-Schuster.
“I love JuJu, great personality, so we like that addition,” Reid said. “He also complements Kelce. He has the ability to feel in space openings, and Patrick trusts that. He’s sure handed, he’s great after the catch, he’s tough to bring down, and he’s smart. He picked all this stuff up and he did it well. He’s got the confidence of the quarterback. That takes a lot.”
Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, along with trade acquisition Kadarius Toney, rookie second-rounder Skyy Moore have all been big in the passing game that has helped the team get to where they are right now.
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