The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to trade Pro Bowl wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins for five draft picks, including the No. 29 over pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, according to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Hill will also fetch second- and fourth-round picks in the 2022 draft and fourth- and sixth-round picks in the 2023 NFL Draft for the Chiefs.
The trade came about suddenly, with word that the Chiefs could be shopping the talented slot receiver, who is set to enter the final season of his contract. Negotiations between Hill and the Chiefs on an extension reportedly fell through, which precipitated the trade.
Hill is due $17 million in bonuses and $3.435 million in salary in the 2022 season. His trade will save the Chiefs over $20 million in salary cap space, while creating a $1.45 million dead cap hit.
In Miami, Hill will be paired with former first-round draft picks DeVante Parker and Jaylen Waddle and recent free agent signing Cedrick Wilson Jr. to give the Dolphins a formidable group of receiving weapons for quarter Tua Tagovailoa.
Hill had over 1,000 yards for the fourth time in his career in 2021, finish with 1,239 yards on 111 catches, for an 11.2 yards per catch average. He also rushed nine time for 96 yards and scored nine total touchdowns.
He was not much a factor in the Steelers’ trip to Kansas City in the regular season, but had five catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs’ Wild Card playoff win over Pittsburgh on Jan. 16. In three playoff games, Hill had 23 catches for 285 yards and three scores. He finished sixth in the NFL in receiving yards in the postseason.
The Steelers will get a good look at Hill with his new outfit, as the Steelers will visit Miami in the 2022 season.