Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel absolutely craves team speed. And he now might have the fastest pair of starting wide receivers in the world. The Dolphins on Wednesday traded for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, outbidding division rival New York for his rights.
Miami Dolphins trade for Tyreek Hill
The terms of the trade, per Adam Schefter, are as follows: 2022 first-round pick (No. 29), a second-round pick (No. 50), and a fourth-round pick, as well as fourth- and sixth-round picks in the 2023 draft.
According to Drew Rosenhaus, Hill’s agent, the Dolphins are giving their new wide receiver a four-year, $120 million extension, including $72.2 million guaranteed.
Hill will pair with second-year burner Jaylen Waddle to give the Dolphins a dynamic, and perhaps unmatched, one-two punch. Waddle has sub-4.4 speed. Hill has clocked a sub-4.3 40.
Those weapons, combined with Mike Gesicki up the seam, a rebuilt offensive line led by Terron Armstead with Raheem Mostert (perhaps the fastest running back in football), and Chase Edmonds carrying the ball gives the Dolphins a potentially elite offense.
All they need now is their quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, to consistently get them the ball. Hill and Waddle will beat their defenders deep. Tagovailoa throughout his career has struggled throwing to the intermediate and deep middle (his passer rating on those was 56.1 and 4.9, respectively, in 2021).
What the Miami Dolphins are getting in the speedy WR
Tagovailoa’s numbers will almost assuredly improve, even if his performance doesn’t, in 2022 due to improved coaching and improved yards after catch.
Hill averaged 11.2 yards per catch in 2021, with 4.0 of those coming after the completion.
He and Waddle were among the highest-volume receivers in football.