Just when you thought the wild NFL offseason was winding down, the Kansas City Chiefs have traded Pro Bowl wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins after the star player was given permission to find a new home following a breakdown in negotiations.

The deal, according to Adm Schefter, will give the Chiefs a 2022 1st-round pick (No. 29), a 2nd-round pick (No. 50), and a 4th-round pick, as well as 4th- and 6th-round picks in the 2023 NFL Draft.

This shocking turn of events comes despite the fact that the Chiefs offered Hill a contract that would make him one of the highest-paid receivers in the NFL. Turns out he’ll get that anyway as the wideout is getting a four-year, $120 million extension which includes $72.2 million in guaranteed money.

 

NFL fans barely had time to process the news that Patrick Mahomes would be losing his No. 1 target before the trade was announced. The Dolphins reportedly beat out the New York Jets, who were said to be an option as well.

If anything, the news that a superstar would be leaving the AFC West instead of joining it is a refreshing twist. But given how strong the division has become during this offseason, losing a player like Hill is a huge blow to the Chiefs’ chances of returning to the Super Bowl for the third time in four years.

Hill is an absolute superstar get for the Dolphins, who need to surround quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with more talent in order to help him and the team succeed. Tyreek has been selected to six Pro Bowls in all six years in the NFL and was named to the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team as a punt returner. In 2021, he caught 111 passes for 1,239 yards and nine touchdowns. He also garnered 285 receiving yards and three scores in Kansas City’s playoff run.

As you can imagine, the news of this trade sent the NFL world into a tizzy, with many saying that Kansas City didn’t get quite enough for Hill’s value.

Has the wild NFL offseason seen its last blockbuster trade? Don’t be too sure about that.

[Adam Schefter]

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