3/23/2022 by Benjamin Aliber
The Kansas City Chiefs today traded wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins for a massive haul of draft picks. Kansas City receives a 2022 first-round pick (no. 29 overall), a 2022 second-round pick (no. 50 overall), a 2022 fourth-round pick, and fourth and sixth round picks in 2023 in return for Hill.
The trade comes after the Chiefs extension talks with Hill stalled out. Hill’s agent and camp gave the Chiefs permission to seek a trade for the standout wide receiver. The two finalists were the Dolphins and the New York Jets, and according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chiefs had trades in place with both teams, it was just up to Hill to decide his next location.
Hill chose the Dolphins and the chance to play alongside WR’s Jaylen Waddle and DeVante Parker, TE Mike Gesicki, RB Raheem Mostert, and QB Tua Tagovailoa.
Florida also has no state income tax, which certainly played a role in the four-year $120 million extension with Miami, with $72.2 million fully guaranteed which makes him the NFL’s highest paid wide receiver.
In his career with the Chiefs, the 165th overall fifth-round pick from the 2016 NFL Draft has amassed 6,630 receiving yards, 479 receptions, 13.8 yards per reception, 56 touchdowns. The 5’10, 185 pound wideout is also a six-time pro bowler, and Super Bowl LIV champion.