The team allowed Hill’s camp to seek a trade after contract extension negotiations fell off.
Perhaps Hill wanted to have his new deal within striking distance, if not higher, than what Davante Adams received from the Las Vegas Raiders.
However, the Chiefs don’t have that capacity and the team dealt him to the Dolphins in exchange for five draft picks.
As Miami pairs Hill with Jaylen Waddle, the Chiefs now own the Dolphins’ 29th and 50th overall selections in the 2022 draft.
Kansas City also gets Miami’s 2022 fourth-rounder, 2023 fourth-rounder, and 2023 sixth-rounder.
Meanwhile, the Dolphins also signed Hill to a four-year, $120 million extension, making him the highest-paid wide receiver in the league.
Out of that figure, his agent Drew Rosenhaus said that $72.2 million is guaranteed by the start of the 2023 league year.
Likewise, the West Alabama alumnus gets $52.535 million guaranteed upon signing.
With Hill gone from Kansas City, his former teammates can’t help but show appreciation for him, especially running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
10 imma just go grab dat jersey u said I can have .. I aint lying boy! It was privilege to be able to play alongside yu big bro! Not only that having real convos with you, helped me thru alot! Godspeed…literally 🤞🏾🖤 @cheetah
— GLYDE (@Clydro_22) March 23, 2022
Edwards-Helaire tweeted, “10 imma just go grab dat jersey u said I can have .. I aint lying boy! It was privilege to be able to play alongside yu big bro! Not only that having real convos with you, helped me thru a lot! Godspeed…literally @cheetah.”
Major Revamps On The Chiefs Offense
With Hill gone, Edwards-Helaire will become a bigger piece on Kansas City’s offense.
There’s also a possibility that the Chiefs will trade up to bring in a prospect like Garrett Wilson or Chris Olave.
Regardless of their plan, losing one of the best wide receivers at present will drastically alter their attack.