Tyreek Hill trade conjures a lot of emotions for Chiefs Kingdom

What a day, what a day, what a day. It’s now been about 16 hours since the Kansas City Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins, a move that stirred a whirlwind of emotions for me—and I’m sure most other Chiefs fans feel the same. Was anyone else able to really focus at work once they saw the first rumors of a trade start to bubble up on social media?

In the coming days, a lot will be said and analyzed about this trade. Was it the right move? Did the Chiefs get swindled? Why did Tyreek apparently want to leave? How does this move change the Chiefs’ outlook for next season in a strong AFC West? Stay tuned to Arrowhead Addict as we’ll break down every angle of this trade over the coming days and weeks.

But for now, is anyone else just sad? Frustrated? Weirdly happy? The trade brought a lot of emotions. The Cheetah brought so many great memories to Chiefs Kingdom, and the past six years have been nothing short of remarkable. The next few years will go a long way in cementing his legacy, but it can certainly be argued that the six-time Pro Bowler, three-time All-Pro, and Super Bowl Champion was and is on his way to the Hall of Fame.

It all just feels so weird. Losing to the Bengals. Losing Tyrann Mathieu. And now, losing Tyreek Hill. Is it all connected? Does Andy Reid and Brett Veach have some grand plan, or is really just because of the salary cap? Who knows? Honestly, who cares?

Chiefs Kingdom lost one of their favorite players. Chiefs Kingdom lost one of the best players in the league. We haven’t felt this unsure in the future of the team in… well, years.

It’s a business, we all know that. But this business decision feels extra tough to swallow. Tyreek wasn’t just electric. He was fun. Tyreek wasn’t just great. He was the fastest football player we’ve ever seen.

Tyreek Hill was the first jersey I was ever given. My grandpa gave me that jersey and it’s still the only one I own. I’ve worn it so much that it’s starting to fade a little. I’m still going to wear it, no matter where Hill is playing next season. He was that kind of player.

It’ll be different, for sure. But I’ll always recall the memories when I put that jersey on. Chants of “Tyreek! Tyreek!” before he ran a punt back for a touchdown against the Broncos. Catching up with Damien Williams on his long touchdown, simply because he could. High fiving his teammate as they both race into the end zone. Throwing up the peace sign (and the fake peace sign) as he outran every single defender.

But of course, the one memory of Tyreek Hill that all of Chiefs Kingdom will remember forever is Jet Chip Wasp. No matter where we are, we’ll always have time for that.