Dolphins acquire Tyreek Hill and make him the highest-paid receiver in NFL history

 | March 24, 2022

In a big move by Miami, the Dolphins pick up Hill for a 4yr, $120m contract

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The Miami Dolphins are looking to surround quarterback Tua Tagovialoa with weapons as they add Tyreek Hill to the roster in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Hill, the six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, was sent to the Dolphins by the Kansas City Chiefs who received five draft picks in exchange. This trade is still currently pending a physical, but Hill is expected to pass. 

This contract, for 4yrs and $120m, makes Hill the highest-paid wide receiver in league history. Technically, Hill is already under contract for 2022, which the Dolphins took on. This contract also includes $250,000 Pro Bowl incentives for each season.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN $72.2m of the $120m is guaranteed and includes $52.535 million at signing. The New York Jets had a trade in place, but Hill decided to go to Miami instead. 

This could be for a few reasons, one the lifestyle in Miami fits with Hills style and the weather is considered much better than New York. The other reason is that Miami is a growing roster that is full of talent, with Hill, they take another massive leap forward. 

On Twitter, Hill posted: "Today starts a new beginning. I'm very excited to be joining the Miami Dolphins and get to work, however it's hard thinking about the memories, people and fans that made my time in Kansas City so great."

In exchange for Hill, the Kansas City Chiefs received a 2022 first-round pick (No. 29), a second-round pick (No. 50), and a fourth-round pick, plus fourth- and sixth-round picks in the 2023 draft. 

This move relieved some cap room for the Kansas City Chiefs and will provide them with draft capital in the future. Earlier in free agency, the Chiefs added JuJu Smith-Schuster to the roster, but are expected to get another wide receiver. 

Head Coach Andy Reid had this to say about Hill: "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."

Reid continued, "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."

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