The Tyreek Hill era in Kansas City is now over. In a shocking turn of events, the Kansas City Chiefs decided to ship the superstar wide receiver over to the Miami Dolphins. This offseason has already been titled the most entertaining of all-time, and this trade just keeps that going.
It was reported that the Dolphins will be giving out five draft picks in exchange for the lightning quick wideout. Among them is a 2022 first round pick, second round pick and a fourth-round pick along with a 2023 fourth and sixth round pick. Oh, and Hill will be getting a shiny new contract extension as well.
Why Did Tyreek Hill Get Traded?
The major reason for his abrupt end with the Chiefs was an ongoing contract issue. To clarify, sources say that Kansas City had offered Tyreek a contract that would have made him the highest paid player at his position. However, he apparently wasn’t satisfied with the numbers and demanded more. Almost immediately afterwards, management granted him permission to seek a trade. Miami is providing that contract he desires. His extension is worth four-years, $120 million with $72.2 million guaranteed.
Other teams like the Green Bay Packers and the New York Jets had spoken to the Chiefs regarding Hill. At the end of the day, Miami was the place that Hill wanted to play in the most which is why he chose to go there. The Jets offer got leaked as well, apparently being two second round picks. Although it was surprising that they didn’t include either of their first-round picks in their offer.
In conclusion, Miami now looks ready to compete for a playoff spot after a busy offseason. First, they grabbed the former Dallas Cowboys receiver Cedrick Wilson to a three-year, $22.8 million deal. Second, they also signed top tackle Terron Armstead to a five-year, $75 million deal. Finally, Hill will now be added onto that group that already had Jaylen Waddle and Mike Gesicki.
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