When a marquee player gets traded in the NFL, speculation quickly arises about which team won the trade, and which team got the short end of the stick.
There have been very few examples of trades that have worked out equally for both sides.
One of the most equitable trades in recent memory was between the Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills.
Pretty fair trade by most metrics.
Similarly, when the Kansas City Chiefs traded away Tyreek Hill, many speculated that their ensuing season was over and that trading a superstar would surely lead to their demise.
Tyreek Hill (@cheetah) acquired generational wealth. Had a career year. And helped the Dolphins to the playoffs for the 1st time in years. I know people want to find a loser of the Chiefs & Tyreek trade, but both parties won. Salute. https://t.co/PqZsLAxdtv
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) January 9, 2023
Hill has put together one of the best seasons of his career as a member of the Miami Dolphins and is one of the main reasons that they made the playoffs this season.
Meanwhile, despite losing one of their best players in franchise history, the Chiefs were still able to not only make it into the playoffs but also able to clinch the number one overall seed in the AFC to boot.
Both sides benefitted from this trade, even though it might have seemed one-sided at the time of the deal.
If the Dolphins can upset the Bills this weekend, the Dolphins will head to Kansas City, where Hill will have a great matchup with his former team.
In a season that he lost a generational quarterback, Hill was able to pull together an impressive performance.
We’ll soon see how that translates in the postseason.