The annual NFL free agency has always been wild, thanks to the league’s hard cap.
However, it hasn’t been this frenetic over the last few seasons.
Franchise quarterbacks either switched teams or signed massive extensions.
Meanwhile, the wide receiver market got an upgrade after Davante Adams signed a five-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Seeing that deal materialize, three-time First-Team All-Pro and one-time Super Bowl champion Tyreek Hill believed that he’s worth the same amount.
Unfortunately, the Chiefs’ top brass thought otherwise and let Hill’s camp seek a trade after contract extension talks stalled.
Given Hill’s talent, some players quickly connected with “Cheetah” via Twitter, like New York Jets running back Michael Carter.
i know it’s been a lil bit bro, just checking in on you tho.. lemme kno sumn
— Michael Carter (@8kMike) March 23, 2022
However, Hill chose the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a massive haul of draft picks.
The writing was on the wall after this Twitter user pointed out a startling reality.
Tyreek Hill’s agent is Drew Rosenhaus, who’s based in Miami. The Dolphins have also signed mostly Rosenhaus’ clients this off-season.
— Alex Masferrer (@amasonsports) March 23, 2022
Dolphins Gave Away Five Picks For Hill
In exchange for Hill, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Dolphins gave away the 29th and the 50th overall selections in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Miami is also trading a fourth-rounder in 2022, another fourth-rounder in 2023, and a sixth-round pick next year.
— roofsheet (@roofsheetnfl) March 23, 2022
Hill’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, also shared that his client signed a four-year, $120 million deal with the Chiefs with $72 million guaranteed.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 23, 2022
With Hill gone, the Chiefs will likely make wide receiver a priority through free agency or the draft.
There’s a possibility that Kansas City will bring in Marques Valdes-Scantling from the Green Bay Packers.
However, even such a move would not be enough to compensate for Hill’s departure.
Without him, the Chiefs do not have a legitimate deep threat.
But they can use those picks to trade up and draft the likes of Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, or Jahan Dotson.