The Chiefs made a surprise move on Wednesday, trading away star wide receiver Tyreek Hill to AFC rival Miami. The Dolphins have given Hill a four-year extension, good for $120 million, as he now becomes the highest paid wideout in the league. In exchange, Kansas City receives first, second, and fourth round selections for the upcoming draft, on top of two 2023 draft picks.
A former 2015 fifth-round draft pick, Hill spent the last six seasons as the team’s top weapon at the receiver position. He leaves a Super Bowl LIV champion, a six-time Pro Bowler, a four-time All-Pro and a member of the NFL’s 2010s All-Decade team.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid and Brett Veach have both made statements concerning the shocking trade of Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins.
In his statement, Brett Veach stated that; “It’s hard to put into words what Tyreek has meant to Chiefs Kingdom over the last six years. He’s a special player, one of the best in franchise history. He’s been a large part of our success, including our Super Bowl championship run. This decision was incredibly difficult, but we felt it was a necessary move in the best interest of the team, and also for Tyreek. We wish him the best as he continues his career.”
Chiefs coach also gave his opinion on the trade; “I am happy for Tyreek, he has grown as a man and player here in Kansas City. Myself, my staff and our organization appreciate all he did for our team. This move will also benefit the Chiefs, we now have cap space and additional draft picks to grow as a football team. I wish him well as he moves forward.”
Chiefs players were not also left out as some of them voiced their opinion through social media.
WoW…. lost for words
— Chris Jones (@StoneColdJones) March 23, 2022
Mecole Hardman Jr could only give a 4 letter word reply on twitter
— Mecole Hardman Jr. (@MecoleHardman4) March 23, 2022