Tyreek Hill

The NFL world was shocked to learn Wednesday that the Kansas City Chiefs had given star wide receiver Tyreek Hill permission to seek a trade after contract negotiations with the team had stalled.

This was quickly followed up by the Miami Dolphins trading for the six-time Pro-Bowler for a first-round pick (No. 29), a second-round pick (No. 50), and a fourth-round pick in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft, as well as a fourth and sixth-round pick in the 2023 draft.

This is quite the haul for the Miami Dolphins to give up, but the organization clearly had a plan in place as they also extended Hill on a massive contract extension. The wideout signed a four-year extension worth $120 million, including $72.2 million of that contract guaranteed. This deal will keep Hill in Miami until the end of the 2026-27 season.

This massive contract extension for Hill has certainly gotten the NFL world talking, with many speculating on whether or not this type of money is warranted for the star wide receiver.

This contract will make Hill one of the highest-paid receivers in the NFL.

It can not be understated how important Hill has been the Kansas City’s success over the years. Hill has been selected to the Pro Bowl in every season of his career thus far. It is certainly possible that this trade could end up costing the Chiefs in the long run.

However, the Dolphins will benefit greatly from bringing the wide receiver in to help the development of young quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Hunt will pair alongside promising rookie receiver Jaylen Waddle, who actually has a striking resemblance to Hill in how he uses his quickness and speed on the field and was recently compared to the star receiver by Dolphins wide receivers coach and longtime NFL wide receiver Wes Welker.

This pairing should create one of the most dangerous receiver tandems in the NFL and could make the Miami Dolphins into true contenders in 2022 under new head coach Mike McDaniel.

[Adam Schefter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College.