Six-time Pro Bowler Tyreek Hill was on ESPN’s First Take on Monday morning. And the new Miami Dolphins’ wide receiver broached a lot of subjects.
As per usual, it was a very brisk offseason in terms of player movement in the NFL. Yes, the trade of quarterback Russell Wilson from Seattle to Denver garnered plenty of headlines. But arguably the wide receiver position dominated the news from week to week.
In late March, the Kansas City Chiefs sent wide receiver Tyreek Hill to South Florida for first-, second- and fourth-round picks in April and fourth- and sixth-round selections in 2023. And the six-time Pro Bowler inked a new four-year, $120 million deal with his new team (via Spotrac).
So what happened in Kansas City and why is he now a member of the Miami Dolphins?
Tyreek Hill didn’t want to break up the Chiefs before trade to Dolphins
"“I believe it was just one of those situations where my agent Drew Rosenhaus, one of the best in the game, he’s seeing Davante Adams break the bank with the Raiders and he called me. He was like, ‘Yo, Tyreek, we’ve got to get the Chiefs on the phone and we’ve got to make something shake.’“I told him, I was like, ‘Drew, I don’t want to break up something special…Let’s at least maybe not top it, but at least get somewhere close to it.’ The Chiefs, they were nowhere close to being close to the Davante Adams deal, so that’s really where everything broke down.”"
The complete interview on “First Take” is available here.
The bottom line here is that the Miami Dolphins have finished with back-to-back winning seasons but failed to make the playoffs. In fact, the franchise hasn’t reached the postseason since 2016 and hasn’t captured the AFC East since 2008. The Dolphins’ last playoff win came back in 2000.
Meanwhile, Tyreek Hill has spent six seasons in the NFL and has never been a part of a team that didn’t reach the postseason. And when he speaks these days, he is certainly worth listening to.