Weak Receiver Corps
Arguably the Chiefs’ biggest issue in 2023 is their shoddy receiver corps. They don’t have an elite talent amongst their weapons to catch Mahomes’ passes. That’s one of the reasons why he’s throwing interceptions at a higher rate than usual. The front office didn’t try to replace Tyreek Hill directly.
Instead, they went for youth in the form of second-round draft pick Mecole Hardman. Then they desperately backtracked and signed free agents Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Kadarius Toney. There are plenty of pieces in the wideout room but none of them are brilliant. Mahomes has thrown the most passes this season but experienced the most drops in the league (via Sports Illustrated).