Chiefs on the verge of trading Tyreek Hill after receiver requests trade?

Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs. (The Enquirer)
Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs. (The Enquirer) /

Tyreek Hill’s time with the Kansas City Chiefs could be nearing an end with the team allowing the All-Pro receiver to seek a trade.

The Chiefs have granted Tyreek Hill’s wish to seek a trade after the two sides couldn’t agree to terms on an extension that would have made him one of the highest-paid receivers in the NFL.

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport was the first to report of the team allowing Hill to seek a trade.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Jets and Dolphins are the two teams pursuing a trade for the talented receiver. Schefter also added, “Chiefs are mulling what to do but Hill’s time in KC looks like it could be coming to an end.”

Jets, Dolphins leading pursuit of trade for Cheifs’ Tyreek Hill

If the Chiefs do end up trading Hill, he is expected to sign a massive contract extension with his new team.

Dolphins assistant general manager Marvin Allen was the Chiefs Director of College Scouting for five years when the Chiefs drafted Hill.

If the Chiefs move forward and trade Hill, their depth chart would feature the recently-signed JuJu Smith-Schuster, Mecole Hardman, Josh Gordon, Justin Watson< Cornell Powell, Dieter Gehrig and Corey Coleman, a former first round pick signed off the street this week.

This could just be a leverage move by the Chiefs allowing Hill to see what’s out there on the trade market and what he could get in a new deal from a new team. The Chiefs know they can’t lose Hill and keep their Super Bowl window open this year, even with Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce.

However, if the Jets or Dolphins want to give up what the Raiders gave up for Davante Adams, the Chiefs may elect to take the bounty of picks and savings to re-invest it elsewhere.