Tyreek Hill signs three-year extension with Kansas City Chiefs

Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

The Kansas City Chiefs have reached an three-year agreement to keep wide receiver Tyreek Hill on the roster for years to come.

From the moment Tyreek Hill was cleared by the National Football League of any wrongdoing with regards to their player conduct policy, the rumors began to swirl that the Kansas City Chiefs were interested in putting together a contract extension for their star wide receiver. It turns out those rumors were pretty far along now that the Chiefs have made it official within days of Hill re-joining the team at training camp.

The Chiefs and Hill’s representatives reached agreement on a reported three-year extension worth up to $54 million, per Ian Rapoport.

Hill was one of two big-money decisions facing the Chiefs internally this offseason, along with defensive lineman Chris Jones. Hill’s offseason drama switched the financial conversation to Jones alone, and that storyline took on a dramatic turn of its own with the rumor that Jones would hold out from training camp—at least until August 6.

Jones, however, decided to show up on time in a move that seemed like a good faith gesture toward getting a deal done. It’s interesting then that the Chiefs switched gears to Hill and moved as quickly as they did. Clearly there was an agreement on the financials involved here that are not in place with Jones.

Hill’s work on the field certainly merits the sort of big money he’s commanded. Hill set a new franchise mark last season for most receiving yards in a single season (breaking Derrick Alexander’s 18-year-old mark by a significant amount). Hill had 12 touchdowns receiving last year but added a couple more via rushes and returns. He remains the single most dynamic offensive weapon in the game today.

Hill, who turned 25 this spring, is now under contract through the 2022 season.