No to the Chiefs
The Chiefs’ story is really pretty similar to the Packers’. We saw it play out with Tyreek Hill just a few weeks ago. I know, Hill probably wanted out of Kansas City. But the Chiefs couldn’t afford to pay him the money he wanted (an eye-popping $30 million per year). The Patrick Mahomes contract is starting to kick in, and he has a cap hit of nearly $36 million for 2022. After 2022, he doesn’t have a cap hit of lower than $41 million in any of the remaining years of his deal.
The Chiefs have an elite talent at the quarterback position, and they’re beginning to feel the pain of paying for it. Because of Mahomes’ talent and Andy Reid’s offensive expertise, I feel like the Chiefs should shift the focus of their team to bolstering the defense and leaving the playmaking to Mahomes,
Travis Kelce and the rookie receiver they’ll likely draft at the back end of the first round. A rookie receiver may be elevated by Mahomes to a level of play near Metcalf’s and would cost the Chiefs significantly less money.
For now, a DK Metcalf trade to Kansas City isn’t looking likely (and the sentiment has been echoed by DK himself), so don’t expect the Chiefs to push a deal through with the Seahawks.