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Revisiting Tyreek Hill trade as Dolphins take on Chiefs in Wild Card Round

Miami acquired the Pro Bowl wideout from Kansas City in a blockbuster deal. We go over the details and how things have worked out for both franchises.

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The AFC Wild Card round will provide an interesting matchup on Saturday night as the No. 6 Miami Dolphins head into a frigid Arrowhead Stadium to meet the No. 3 Kansas City Chiefs. This is a rematch of their showdown in Germany from November, where the Chiefs prevailed in a 21-14 victory.

This will also mark the return of Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill to Arrowhead Stadium for the first time since KC traded him to Miami in March of 2022. Hill played a vital role in both the Chiefs’ rise to the top of the AFC and Patrick Mahomes’ ascension as the top quarterback in the league. Now he’ll try to upset his former franchise and deliver the Dolphins their first playoff victory since 2000.

Below, we’ll revisit the bombshell Hill trade and see how the two sides have fared nearly two years afterwards.

Revisiting Tyreek Hill trade

Trade Details

Miami

Received WR Tyreek Hill in March of 2022.

Kansas City

Received draft haul that included a 2022 first-round pick (29th), 2022 second (50th), 2022 fourth (121st), 2023 fourth (122), and 2023 sixth (178). Now follow along here.

The Chiefs sent the 2022 29th and 121st picks to New England to move up and draft CB Trent McDuffie at 21. They then sent the 50th pick to New England to move down, drafting WR Skyy Moore at 54 while also acquiring the 158th pick. That 158th pick was then packaged to Seattle to move up to 145, where they selected OT Darian Kinnard.

For the 2023 NFL Draft, KC packaged the 122nd pick to Detroit to move up to 55, where it selected WR Rashee Rice. It also received the 194th pick, where it selected DT Keondre Coburn. The 178th pick was then packaged to Dallas for a 2024 fifth-round pick.

Contract

Following the trade to the Dolphins, Hill signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension with $72 million in guarantees, making him the high-paid receiver in the NFL in annual value. Hill said in a recent interview that he never wanted to leave Kansas City, but was seeking out a new contract. What the Chiefs offered wasn’t to the suiting of him and his agent Drew Rosenhaus and they sought out a trade. They weighed trade offers by both the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins before eventually settling on the latter.

How has deal gone for Dolphins, Chiefs so far?

Miami

Hill has continued to bolster his Pro Football Hall of Fame resume by putting together two of the best years of his career with the Dolphins. In 2022, he earned First Team All-Pro for a fourth time, hauling in a career-high 119 receptions for 1,710 yards and seven touchdowns. He followed that up with an even stronger campaign in 2023, where he became a bonafide NFL MVP candidate. Through 16 games, he caught 119 targets for league-highs in yards at 1,799 and touchdowns at 13.

Kansas City

Kansas City went on to win Super Bowl 57 without Hill and once again emerged as AFC West champions with an 11-6 record this year. Still, Hill’s explosiveness has been missed as there has been a noticeable drop-off in play among receiving targets not named Travis Kelce.

Rashee Rice emerged as a consistent hand as a rookie this season, catching 79 passes for 938 yards and seven touchdowns. Meanwhile, Skyy Moore hasn’t done much through two seasons, catching just 43 targets for 494 yards and a single touchdown in that span. Trent McDuffie has been a solid cornerback for the team through two seasons, making five tackles in their Super Bowl victory last February. Darian Kinnard appeared in just one game last season and was relegated to the practice squad prior to this year. Keondre Coburn was waived in October and has bounced around to multiple practice squads around the league since.