The “cheetah” is becoming a dolphin.
It was announced Wednesday morning, in a stunning turn of events, that the Kansas City Chiefs are trading star wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday.
In the trade, Kansas City will receive a 2022 first-round pick, 2022 second-round pick, 2022 fourth-round pick, 2023 fourth-round pick, and 2023 sixth-round pick in exchange for Hill.
As for Miami, the Dolphins are also expected to give Hill a contract that guarantees him $70 million over the next three seasons.
Following stalled talks on a contract extension, the Chiefs, who have already had themselves quite the curious off-season, gave Hill’s agents permission to seek a trade. The Jets and Dolphins immediately emerged as the top two candidates.
Hill caught 111 passes for 1,239 yards with nine touchdowns in 2021.
With the Chiefs, Hill and tight end Travis Kelce became one of the most feared duos in the NFL. By joining the Dolphins, he will pair up with young speedster Jaylen Wadle to form a strong receiver tandem in the AFC East.
Hill, 28, leaves Kansas City as one of the best receivers, and most thrilling players, in franchise history. He is fourth on the team’s all-time list with 479 receptions, fifth with 6,630 yards, and fourth with 56 receiving touchdowns.