Tyreek Hill Sheds Light on Chiefs Trade

Devon Platana
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill sheds some light on his recent trade from the Kansas City Chiefs.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill sheds some light on his recent trade from the Kansas City Chiefs. / Albert Cesare/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

The NFL world was given quite a shock earlier this week when the Kansas City Chiefs traded superstar wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for five draft picks.

Unsurprisingly, the trade caught many people off guard, especially with the Chiefs being perennial Super Bowl contenders and Hill being one of Patrick Mahomes' go-to targets. However, a recent press conference with the 28-year-old WR has shed some light on the shocking trade.

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The Dolphins held an introductory press conference for Hill and offensive tackle Terron Armstead on Thursday. When asked about the trade from Kansas City, Hill said that he wanted to remain with the Chiefs until it was revealed how much money Miami was willing to pay him.

"It’s tough man, but somebody comes to you with a lot of money and it changes. It changes. The feeling’s starting to change a little bit."

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Shortly after the trade, the Dolphins made Hill the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL by inking him to a four-year, $120 million contract. While that's certainly a lot of money, it's more than worth it for what he brings to the table.

A four-time All-Pro talent, Hill has been one of the NFL's best wide receivers in the last five seasons. Since 2017, he ranks tied for seventh when it comes to receptions (418), fourth in receiving yards (6,037) and second in touchdowns (50).

The Dolphins could have one of the best pass-catching duos in 2022 with Hill and Jaylen Waddle leading the charge. Along with Armstead improving the offensive line, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has no excuses for reaching his potential this season.

Although the Dolphins boast a better team on paper compared to last year, they still need to hit the field before being viewed as championship contenders. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing Miami as having +3600 odds (T-No. 16) to win Super Bowl LVII.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.