Kansas City Chiefs Trade Tyreek Hill to Miami Dolphins

Tyreek Hill

The Kansas City Chiefs have traded speedster wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins for a bevy of draft picks, including three 2022 picks. Hill will also be getting a big extension that makes him among the highest-paid receivers in the league. Hill had been with the Chiefs for the entirety of his career since 2016.

Tyreek Hill Traded to Miami Dolphins

This situation came up rapidly as it rather suddenly was revealed that Tyreek Hill wanted an extension, but that talks with the Chiefs had stalled – presumably due to them not being able to pay him what he wanted. He was granted permission to seek a trade, and it quickly came down to either the Dolphins or the New York Jets – and Hill chose the Dolphins.

This was perhaps an eventual inevitability for the Chiefs that they would not be able to pay all their star players due in part to Patrick Mahomes’ massive contract, but such a thing was not necessarily expected to happen this soon. For their part, they lose one of the stars that was critical to their offense, but they will gain plenty of draft picks from this.

For the Dolphins part, they gain an elite weapon for Tua Tagovailoa to throw to, though it seems less likely that they will push the ball downfield as much as that has not really been something Tagovailoa has done much of successfully. Still, it gives the third-year quarterback another weapon – which he will have plenty of – in what could be a make-or-break year for him.

Hill was drafted by the Chiefs in 2016 and quickly became a fearsome threat due to his ridiculous speed. He had a career year in 2018 with 1,479 yards (still a career-high) and 12 touchdowns. In 2021 he finished with 111 receptions (a career-high) for 1,239 yards and nine touchdowns. He has made the Pro Bowl every year of his career and has gone All-Pro three times.

Thus far in his career, Hill has 479 receptions for 6,630 yards and 56 touchdowns, along with 719 rushing yards and six touchdowns, and five kick/punt return touchdowns.

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