Report: Dolphins acquire Chiefs’ WR Hill for 5 picks

Field Level Media

March 23, 2022 at 2:17 pm.

The Miami Dolphins acquired All-Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill from the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday for a package of five draft picks, including a first- and second-rounder in this year’s draft, ESPN and NFL Network reported.

Hill agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Dolphins that will pay him $120 million, including $72.2 million guaranteed, per ESPN. The deal makes him the highest-paid wideout in the NFL, eclipsing Davante Adams’ new deal ($28.5 million annual average value) in Las Vegas. Adams’ total value of $141.25 million remains No. 1 among wideouts.

The Chiefs will receive a first-round pick (No. 29), a second-round pick (No. 50) and a fourth-rounder in the 2022 NFL Draft. They also get fourth- and sixth-round picks in the 2023 draft.

The Chiefs gave Hill permission to seek a trade amid stalled negotiations on a contract extension, NFL Network and ESPN reported. Hill rejected an extension that would have made him one of the highest-paid receivers in the league, per the report. The implication was that the Chiefs’ offer didn’t match that of Adams’ haul.

Hill, 28, is a three-time All-Pro in his six seasons in Kansas City. He has made the Pro Bowl every year he’s been in the league. He has 479 career receptions for 6,630 yards and 56 touchdowns in 91 games (73 starts) for the Chiefs. He has another 719 yards rushing with six TDs.

He earned his sixth Pro Bowl appearance in 2021 after catching 111 passes for 1,239 yards and nine TDs.

The Chiefs selected Hill in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

The 2022 NFL Draft is thought to be the “deepest in a decade” at wide receiver, per Field Level Media draft analyst Mark Jarvis.

The Chiefs also are hosting free agent WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling on Wednesday. Scantling has 13 career TDs in four seasons with the Green Bay Packers.

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