Mostly lost in the talk regarding the future of the Chiefs’ receiver room post-Tyreek Hill is the fact that the team still has Mecole Hardman on the roster.

Drafted three years ago at a time when an off-field issue that ultimately resolved favorably for Hill raised real questions about his future, Hardman now has a chance to replace Hill.

Hovering over Hardman’s potential ascension in 2022 is the fact that he’s entering the last year of his contract. There’s a potential sweet spot for player and team when it comes to the timing of a deal. G.M. Brett Veach recently addressed the timing of a Hardman contract in an interview with #PFTPM.