Chiefs fans are likely going to carry some animosity toward Davante Adams during the 2022 NFL season, and not just because he is a member of their divisional rival, the Raiders.
Kansas City fans will be upset because Adams played a key role in Tyreek Hill's departure from the Chiefs.
Hill explained in an appearance on ESPN's "First Take" Monday that he "probably would have been in Kansas City" had the Chiefs been willing to give him a lucrative, long-term extension. However, his desire to get Adams-type money from the team ultimately played a part in his departure.
So, what happened? It began with Hill and his agent Drew Rosenhaus seeking a new, long-term contract for Hill after Adams signed his five-year, $140 million contract with Las Vegas to reset the wide receiver market.
"I believe it was just one of those situations where my agent Drew Rosenhaus, one of the best in the game, he's seeing Davante Adams break the bank with the Raiders and he called me," Hill explained. "He was like, 'yo, we've got to get the Chiefs on the phone and we've got to make something shake.'"
At first, Hill, who was set to be a free agent in 2023, was apprehensive about the idea of leaving Kansas City. He was even willing to take a bit less money to stay with the Chiefs.