The Kansas City Chiefs had one of the most eventful postseasons in recent memory. In the Divisional round, they played what could be one of the best games in NFL modern history, defeating the Buffalo Bills 42-36 in overtime, with the team combining for 25 points in the last two minutes of regulation. It was then followed by a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals after leading 21-3.

Following the season's conclusion, the team made some important moves, but not all of them necessarily put them in a better position for the 2022 NFL season. In fact, the Chiefs made some seriously risky decisions which could come back and haunt them later this year.

Here are two offseason moves that Kansas City might regret for the 2022 NFL season.

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Chiefs' Worst 2022 Offseason Moves

2. Letting Mike Hughes walk

Mike Hughes leaving could turn out to be a mistake by the Kansas City front office. He is not exactly a flashy name, but his defensive impact is critical.

In his lone season with the Chiefs, Hughes played in all 17 games, logging 47 total tackles. He also had five pass deflections, one interception, and four forced fumbles, including one returned for a touchdown. For his performance against the Las Vegas Raiders, the former UCF Knight earned the AFC Defensive Player of the Week honor.

Hughes reportedly signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with Detroit Lions. At age 25, Hughes is still young and he could produce at a high level on defense, but his injury history could have played a role in the decision of letting him go in free agency. Across three years in Minnesota, Hughes featured in a total of 24 games.

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The former first-round pick had his best year in 2021. That being said, Kansas City selected three cornerbacks in this year's NFL Draft, including one in the first round, All-American Trent McDuffie from Washington. The selection probably played a role in Hughes' free agency decision but losing a veteran cornerback who could mentor the rookies could still be a mistake by the team.


1. Trading away Tyreek Hill

Whether or not the player is missed in the locker room, Tyreek Hill will be missed by the Kansas City Chiefs on the field. Hill was traded to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for five draft picks, and the Dolphins subsequently signed him to a four-year, $120 million contract extension.

The wide receiver was with the Chiefs since 2016, and has played his entire career in Kansas City up to this point. He played a critical role in the team's Super Bowl LIV run. Hill had at least 1,000 receiving yards in all but his rookie season and has 62 total touchdowns. Hill was also named to the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team as a return specialist.

All those accolades make it difficult to believe someone will immediately be able to provide what Hill did to the Chiefs, or even replicate it in years to come.

The loss of the six-time Pro-Bowler's chemistry with Mahomes could hurt the quarterback. While Travis Kelce figures to help fill the void left behind by Hill, the Chiefs will also need to hope that Mahomes and JuJu Smith-Schuster can quickly build a strong rapport.

The Chiefs did address the loss of Hill in the offseason by drafting Skyy Moore and adding former Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Those two plus Mecole Hardman and Smith-Schuster make for a solid receivers room, though none of them approach the start talent that Hill possesses.