Chiefs: Tyreek Hill staying step ahead with potential contract extension

Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs. (Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)
Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs. (Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Kansas City Chiefs and wide receiver Tyreek Hill are reportedly working towards a contract extension.

The Kansas City Chiefs have two high-profile impending free agents in safety Tyrann Mathieu and offensive tackle Orlando Brown with over $11 million in cap space to work with. On the week of the NFL Combine, the Chiefs are not only scouting college talent, but they are also negotiating with a pivotal piece of their offense.

According to multiple reports, the Chiefs and wide receiver Tyreek Hill are discussing a potential long-term contract extension. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport notes that this contract extension will be “more normal” in structure than his previous extension.

Chiefs, Tyreek Hill discussing contract extension

In reference to Hill’s last contract extension, Rapoport mentions that it made Hill earn all of his money due to multiple off-field incidents. Now, he could be one of the highest paid wide receivers in the league if they are able to complete a deal.

Hill signed a three-year, $54 million contract back in 2019. For the 2022 season, his last under his current deal, he counts for $20.7 million against the cap. He earns $1.04 million in base salary and a roster bonus $16.5 million.

This past season, Hill recorded 111 receptions (career-high) for 1,239 yards and nine touchdowns in 17 games. In Kansas City’s three playoff games, Hill caught 23-of-28 targets for 285 yards and three touchdowns.

The Chiefs and Hill are both discussing a new deal before the wideout hits free agency in 2023. It will be interesting to see what the numbers on his next contract will look like if both sides agree to terms.

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