Tyreek Hill ended up signing a four-year, $120 million contract with the Miami Dolphins after Kansas City Chiefs GM Brett Veach traded him for five future draft picks. Those draft picks included 2022 first, second and fourth-round picks as well as 2023 fourth and sixth-round picks.
In an article from Bleacher Report, Hill explains how he and his agent were trying to bait the Chiefs with the threat of a trade request in order to get more guaranteed money.
“You know what? To be honest, it was a situation where like my agent (Drew Rosenhaus) was trying to bait KC into giving me a contract. The idea was to never leave KC, and that’s the first thing I told my agent by the way.
“I got on the phone, he was like, ‘Reek, I’m gonna fly down to you tomorrow, we gonna talk about our plan of attack to how we gonna get you a new contract in KC.’
“And I was like look, as long as I don’t get traded, because we just lost in the AFC Championship. I’m trying to get back at the Bengals bro, it’s like, ‘Okay, cool. We not gonna get traded, we just gonna get you a new deal.’
“He fly down the next day we talk and stuff like that. We still on the same page. He get on the phone with [Veach], and he’s like, ‘Veach, look we gonna be forced to ask for a trade if you don’t get ‘Reek a contract.’ Veach is like, ‘OK…let’s talk numbers…so they talk numbers.’
“So that’s when things began to go left, because my agent—you know how Drew Rosenhaus is—he going for the jugular. He like, ‘look, we need that guaranteed money, dog.’
“So the Chiefs weren’t budging at all, that’s when you know I guess the trade began to come into Drew’s head. He was like, ”Reek, we gonna get you traded for what you deserve.’
“I’m like, ‘What do I deserve?’ He’s like, ‘Bro, you deserve at least $70 million. I’ve been with you for four years now like and I see the potential.”
Former Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill has produced for the Miami Dolphins
Although the Miami Dolphins’ trade for star WR Tyreek Hill hasn’t resulted in sustained playoff success, Hill has not failed to produce for the Dolphins. Both of Hill’s best seasons as a wideout have come in the last two years he’s spent with the Miami Dolphins.
While Hill doesn’t have Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throwing to him, he doesn’t have to compete for targets with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. This has resulted in two straight seasons with over 1,700 yards receiving for Hill. He was just one yard away from an 1,800 yard season this year.
When Hill played with the Kansas City Chiefs, his best receiving season was 2018 when he had 1,479 yards through the air. He eclipsed the 1,000 yard receiving mark on three other occasions with the Chiefs, but he never had over 1,300 yards receiving until he went to the Dolphins.
Hill has also had more receptions with the Dolphins than he ever had in his career. His 119 receptions in 2022 and 2023 are just the second and third time he had over 100 receptions. He has yet to eclipse his 15 touchdown mark of 2020, but he was close with 13 touchdowns this year.
His playmaking ability and speed in space allowed Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to enjoy a brief stint in MVP conversations this year.
Receiving YDS title ➡️ OPOY finalist 👏
Will Tyreek Hill take home the award this year? 👀 @surface
— NFL (@NFL) February 5, 2024
Pieces from the Tyreek Hill – Miami Dolphins trade helped the Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl
Significant pieces that were acquired in the draft by the Kansas City Chiefs with picks they received from the Miami Dolphins were crucial to the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Most notably, cornerback Trent McDuffie and wide receiver Rashee Rice became massive parts of the Chiefs offense and defense. McDuffie made massive contributions to the shutdown of the 49ers’ star pass catchers in the thrilling 25-22 overtime victory.
Trent McDuffie was the best player on the field last night pic.twitter.com/wFnm9DquAj
— Kendell Hollowell (@KHollowell_) February 12, 2024
Unreal rep by Trent McDuffie vs. Deebo on a cheat motion. pic.twitter.com/utKoiMnWQI
— Hayden Winks (@HaydenWinks) February 12, 2024
What a play. The guts from Spags to blitz. The disguise and timing from McDuffie. Super Bowl saving play by the Chiefs pic.twitter.com/MNRtkSSy4B
— Chris Simms (@CSimmsQB) February 12, 2024
On 40 total coverage snaps in the Super Bowl, McDuffie allowed just seven targets for nine yards. The 22-year-old never gave up a first down.
Rice became the No. 1 target for Mahomes outside of Kelce. He finished with 26 postseason receptions this year, which is the most ever by a rookie.
Although Tyreek Hill has been contributing in a massive way for the Miami Dolphins, the Kansas City Chiefs have won back-to-back Super Bowls since trading him away.