Tyreek Hill (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyrek Hill said the Kansas City Chiefs’ decision to trade him fueled the 2022 NFL season. Hill signs four-year, $120 million extension after moving to Miami contract, he explained to Outkick’s Armando Salguero that he was eager to prove the Chiefs made a mistake.
“A lot of people don’t want to be better when they get paid. I think when the Kansas City Chiefs trade When I was me, I was a little personal,” Hill said. “So what really motivates me now is that I feel like they’re basically just throwing me aside like I’m trash or something.”
In March, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said a trade was the only realistic option after no progress in contract talks between the two sides. “We made aggressive proposals, and after we got to a certain point, we just said, ‘Listen , in this day and age, you have the issue of having to deal with the cap.’ So we felt it was better for him to move on and be traded,” Reid told reporters.
Replacing a game-changer with a player like Hill is nearly impossible, so Kansas City instead added a few picks golfers to help fill huge voids. They signed JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling in free agency and selected Skyy Moore in the second round.
The trio will be joined by Mecole Hardman, Josh Gordon and tight end Travis Kelce to ensure Patrick Mahomes leads The offense never misses a beat.
Meanwhile, Hill has set expectations at a sky-high price after moving to Miami.
“For me, man, there’s obviously a lot of things you can always improve on,” he told Salguero. “But my main goal this year is to do everything I can to help this team get to the playoffs and then we’re going to the Super Bowl.”
Georgia native Hill pointed out that he has been a “big fan” of the Dolphins since he was a child, and nothing makes him happier than bringing a championship to the team.
“I want to go to the parade in Miami, Hard Rock and Miami Gardens and feel that energy,” he said. “That’s what I’m here for.”
Unfortunately, the Chiefs and Dolphins were not scheduled to Faceoff during the regular season. Hill’s return to his old club would have been one of the hottest storylines of the year. The playoff matchup is plausible, however, this will be must-see TV.