Tyreek Hill will soon take the field in front of a nationally televised audience on Sunday Night Football for Week 2. Playing in prime time is nothing new for the All-Pro wide receiver with a Super Bowl ring.
However, he would’ve never played this SNF contest inside Gillette Stadium if it weren’t for the bold move the Miami Dolphins made with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2022 — a move that shook up the NFL. Here’s a look back at that trade.
Tyreek Hill Trade Details
The Dolphins received:
- WR Tyreek Hill
The Chiefs received:
- 2022 first-round pick
- 2022 second-round pick
- 2022 fourth-round pick
- 2023 fourth-round pick
- 2023 sixth-round pick
The move was made with Hill up for an extension, facing the chance to become the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver at the time. However, the Chiefs were in a tough spot in making that happen after paying quarterback Patrick Mahomes his blockbuster $450 million deal.
Hill’s name was linked to the New York Jets before the Dolphins made an aggressive offer. The dealbreaker the Dolphins came up with was offering a first-rounder for the perennial Pro Bowl wideout and Super Bowl 54 champion.
Miami managed to give Hill his financial elevation after the trade, handing him a four-year, $120 million deal with $72.2 million guaranteed.
But the trade sent ripple effects throughout the league. Many scoffed at the Chiefs for dealing away their star wide receiver, who was a big reason behind them ending their Super Bowl title dry spell. Others ripped K.C. for not extending Hill.
Turns out, it was a win-win for both sides with potential for more results.
Who Did Chiefs Use To Address Hill Trade?
By now, the Chiefs have already filled out their roster after the stunning deal. Here’s who they selected with the draft compensation.
- 2022 first-round pick: Trent McDuffie, CB, No. 21 overall
- 2022 second-round pick: Skyy Moore, WR, No. 54 overall
- 2022 fourth-round pick: Josh Williams, CB, No. 135 overall
- 2023 fourth-round pick: Chamarri Conner, CB, No. 119
- 2023 sixth-round pick: Keondre Coburn, DT, No. 194
The Chiefs only needed one of those picks to help find Hill’s replacement. The rest went to bolstering the defense.
The Aftermath of the Trade
Again, both teams became stronger at the end of the earth-shaking trade.
On the Dolphins’ end, they have watched Hill produce new career-best numbers in receptions and yards. More importantly, the presence of Hill helped end a five-season streak of missing the playoffs.
As for the Chiefs, they ended up securing their second Super Bowl victory in four seasons. Now, both are trending AFC contenders for the 2023 season.