The 2022 NFL Offseason has not failed to disappoint as we have seen countless trades since the 2022 NFL League Year kicked off on March 16th. We’ve seen various star players change homes this offseason, and yet another player is moving ship as Adam Schefter was the first to break the news:
The trade signals the end of the Mahomes-Hill era in Kansas City, as the Chiefs and Hill could not come to an agreement on an extension. After negotiations halted, the Chiefs granted permission to Tyreek Hill’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, to explore a trade elsewhere. Rosenhaus’s agency, Rosenhaus Sports Representation, happens to be located in Miami Beach, Florida.
In addition to being traded, Hill has also signed a contract extension with the Dolphins: a four year deal worth $120 million total, with $72.2 million in guaranteed money, according to Rosenhaus. The extension makes Tyreek Hill the highest paid wide receiver in NFL history.
Despite giving up lots of draft capital for the star receiver, the Miami Dolphins have made some noise this offseason, bolstering their offense with the likes of offensive linemen Terron Armstead and Connor Williams, running backs Raheem Mostert and Chase Edmonds, wide receiver Cedrick Wilson, and now an All-Pro wide receiver in Tyreek Hill. The Dolphins also have second-year WR Jaylen Waddle and TE Mike Gesicki to pair alongside Hill, forming a balanced offensive attack heading into 2022.
For his six-year career, the 28-year-old has 479 catches for 6,630 yards, scoring 67 touchdowns in the process. Last season, Hill amassed 1,239 yards on a career-high 111 catches, appearing in all 17 games during the 2021 campaign.
The focus now shifts to Dolphin’s quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, as he will be put to the test after getting a massive offensive haul this offseason. The former Alabama play-caller completed 263 passes on 388 pass attempts for 16 touchdowns, throwing 10 interceptions in the process, good for a 90.1 passer rating, just below the league’s average. If the third-year quarterback can’t get it going this season for Miami, expect the Dolphins to look elsewhere for a signal-caller a year from now.