The dollars might end up being the divider between one of the NFL‘s most explosive passing duos.
Despite a proposal to make Tyreek Hill one of NFL‘s biggest wide receivers, negotiations to extend the deal were stalled, and the Chiefs gave Hill’s agent permission to seek a deal, said Ian Rapoport and Tom Pericello of the NFL Network. Reported on Wednesday.
Multiple teams have already engaged the Chiefs in discussions regarding Hill, and the expectation is Hill would fetch a massive haul in a trade, per Pelissero. Among those teams: The New York Jets, Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers. Rapoport adds that Hill would receive a new contract extension wherever he lands.
According to Rapoport, Miami is the team of greatest interest at the moment. Dolphins are particularly active among free agents, signing a three-year, $ 22.8 million contract with former Cowboys wide receiver Ced Wilson, and a five-year, 75-year contract with Terron Armstead to class. Obtained the best free agent overall. Millions of dollars have been signed this week.
Adding Hill would surpass even Armstead.
Hill is a six-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All-Pro receiver who has made quite an impact on the NFL since arriving via the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Kansas City has used his speed as a weapon in the passing game, deployed him as a devastating gadget player and watched Hill rack up gaudy numbers — including four seasons of 1,100-plus receiving yards — with all-world quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
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Hill to fit in Green Bay after the Packers decide to sell the Davantea Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders. Aaron Rodgers needs the number one receiver and Hill will certainly be at the forefront of defense. He could also be the only target for Packers, who were watching Equanimos’ St. Brown’s departure to Chicago, and Marquez Valdes Scantling, who is trying to surprise Kansas City for a visit with the Chiefs on Wednesday. there is. ..
The Jets haven’t been shy about making offseason splashes in the last year. New York signed Corey Davis to a three-year, $37.5 million deal in 2021 and have restocked their tight ends room with C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin this month. Hill would make one half of an ideal pairing with Davis in the Big Apple, and would prevent a division rival (Miami) from scoring a playmaker who would add to a suddenly deep receiving corps.
The impact of Hill on the game is easy to measure. All you have to do is scan the college or professional level highlight reels to find the player throwing 2 when you cross the goal line. Hill began his celebration when he recorded a touchdown with a chief who was barely stopped at peak times thanks to Mahomes‘ unusual arms and Hill‘s elite speed.
Moving from Kansas City would send shockwaves throughout the AFC West and well beyond it. We’ll stay tuned to see if this is truly the end of Hill’s time in Kansas City.