The Kansas City Chiefs have officially traded wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins in a blitz of a deal that came together quickly and stunned everyone in the National Football League. Per ESPN reporter Adam Schefter, the Chiefs are getting back five draft choices.
On Wednesday, word began to break that Hill might be available from the Chiefs in a trade due to the fact that both sides had reached an impasse during recent contract talks. The Chiefs and Hill had reportedly been working on a long-term extension that would likely keep him in K.C. for the rest of his career.
Instead, the Chiefs who had been strapped for cap space, apparently decided against paying the enormous salaries demanded by the league’s best wide receivers. The Chiefs then opened up trade channels and the New York Jets and Dolphins emerged as very quick favorites with trade packages put together on the fly.
The Kansas City Chiefs have traded away their best offensive weapon in Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins for multiple draft picks.
In return, the Chiefs have received five draft picks from the Dolphins over the next two drafts. They are receiving the Dolphins’ first, second, and fourth round picks in 2022 and another fourth and sixth round pick in 2023.
Hill went on to receive a shiny new extension to the tune of four years and $120 million with over $71 million of it in guaranteed money from the Dolphins in the aftermath of the news breaking about the trade.
In six seasons with the Chiefs, Hill made the Pro Bowl each and every season in Kansas City and holds the team record for most receiving yards in a single season with 1,479. In his Chiefs career, Hill averaged 80 catches, 1,225 yards from scrimmage, and 10 touchdowns per season.