Hill was granted permission by the Chiefs to request a trade after the two sides couldn’t come to terms on a new deal. Instead of Kansas City making him one of the NFL’s highest paid wide receivers, the Dolphins did that instead.
The Kansas City Chiefs traded six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins for five draft picks: a 2022 first-round pick (No. 29), second-round pick (No. 50) and fourth-round pick, plus fourth- and sixth-round picks in the 2023 draft on Wednesday.
The Dolphins also are giving Hill a four-year, $120 million extension, including $72.2 million guaranteed and also including $52.535 million at signing, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN.
Finally, he thanked his now former Chiefs teammates and the fans, ending his message by writing, "Kansas City will always hold a special place in my heart!"
Both the New York Jets and the Dolphins had trades in place for Hill, according to sources. The question became where Hill wanted to become the wide receiver with a record-breaking deal.