Mecole Hardman: A good year to come up and take advantage of the opportunity

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We know that Tyreek Hill‘s departure will lead to a different look on offense for the Chiefs this season, but it remains to be seen exactly how the Chiefs will operate now that Hill calls Miami home.

Hill’s former partner at wideout Mecole Hardman believes that the presence of quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce means that the offense is “going to be great regardless” of who is missing from the lineup. He said on NFL Network Friday that he also sees Hill’s departure as a way to open up “more overall play” from a group of wideouts that also includes JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and rookie Skyy Moore.

“Definitely opportunity, for sure,” Hardman said. “A guy like Tyreek with a lot of targets, I think it’s a lot of targets to go around. Obviously, we’ve got a good group of guys, receivers-wise, so it’s definitely going to be a good year to come up a little bit and just have fun with it and just take advantage of the opportunity.”

Asking one player to replicate what Hill did in Kansas City would be a tall order, but spreading those chances out to a number of receivers with Mahomes running the show could prove to be just what the doctor ordered to keep the Chiefs offense humming.

4 responses to “Mecole Hardman: A good year to come up and take advantage of the opportunity

  1. I might be wrong, and we’ll see at the end of the season, but I don’t think 3 B’s = 1 A..

  2. Dang Right Mecole, Have a Big Year and You can get Paid Big Time. Chiefs Kingdom is rooting for it.

  3. Mecole Hardman is a good WR and can be a lot better. He will never be a Tyreek Hill like caliber WR but that doesn’t mean he can’t be a very solid 800-1000K YD/YR WR. I wanted AZ to draft him over Isabella a few years ago n used to lament missing on him had KC not of taken him but now I’m glad they did because had they of taken him they likely wouldn’t of drafted Rondale Moore last year and that kid is going to be a star in this league. Moore is unbelievable athlete/WR talent.

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