The NFL offseason has offered player movement among stars unlike any other period in recent memory. The Chiefs and Dolphins continued that trend on Wednesday when Kansas City traded six-time Pro Bowler Tyreek Hill to Miami, according to Adam Schefter.
In return, Kansas City receives a first-round, second-round, and fourth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft in addition to a fourth and sixth-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. The Dolphins and Jets were the two teams in play for Hill with Miami ultimately winning the sweepstakes.
The trade comes after extension talks to keep Hill in Kansas City on a massive contract hit a roadblock and the organization allowed the receiver and his camp to pursue a trade. Instead, Miami now will sign Hill to a three-year extension worth $75 million, according to Tom Pelissero.
Hill comes to Miami and will play in the same stadium in which he won Super Bowl LIV in the 2019 season with Kansas City. With dynamic speed as one of the game’s top playmakers, Hill posted 1,000-yard campaigns in four of his first six NFL seasons with 56 touchdowns in that span. He also enters 2022 after his first season with over 100 receptions after hauling in 111 passes in 2021.
Hill now pairs with Jaylen Waddle to catch passes from Tua Tagovailoa in an improved passing attack in Miami under first-year head coach Mike McDaniel.
Kansas City will reset with a receiving core led by newly signed Juju Smith-Schuster, Mecole Hardman, and Josh Gordon along with Travis Kelce at tight end.