After trading for Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill, the Miami Dolphins now have some serious playmakers on the outside.
Tyreek Hill in teal. Get used to it.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Kansas City Chiefs sent their six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver to the Miami Dolphins for a five-pick package including first- and second-round selections in the 2022 NFL Draft, along with choices in the fourth round in each of the next two drafts, and a ’23 sixth-rounder.
By landing Hill, Dolphins general manager Chris Grier is giving third-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa an elite weapon to work with, alongside second-year receiver Jaylen Waddle. There’s also tight end Mike Gesicki, who is going into his fifth pro season and is doing so on the franchise tag.
So what does the Dolphins’ wide receiver depth chart look like after acquiring Hill from Kansas City?
- Tyreek Hill
- Jaylen Waddle
- DeVante Parker
- Preston Williams
- Cedrick Wilson
Miami certainly has one of the most0talented receiver groups in the NFL, led by perhaps the two fastest at their position in Hill and Waddle. If Tagovailoa can’t succeed with such weaponry, it’s probably a good idea for Miami to start looking elsewhere for a franchise quarterback.
In the AFC East, the Dolphins will be competing for second place with the New England Patriots as their biggest competition. The Buffalo Bills are still the clear favorite led by quarterback Josh Allen, but Miami, which went 9-8 last year despite a 1-7 start, could be a playoff team despite the AFC being loaded with contenders.