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Inside the Tyreek Hill Trade & His Record-setting Dolphins Contract

Last Updated: September 29, 2022
Patrick Mahomes’ favorite wideout is a Chief no more. After being traded to Miami, let’s dive into the details of the KC-Dolphins Tyreek Hill trade.

Davante Adams didn’t just get traded from the Packers to the Raiders last week — he earned a gigantic contract extension that reset the market for wide receivers. And this week, the Miami Dolphins and Tyreek Hill reset it all over again.

In an eye-popping trade that once again shakes up the NFL’s balance of power, the Kansas City Chiefs traded the Cheetah to the Dolphins for a package of picks headlined by a 2022 first-rounder. Immediately after, they locked Hill into a four-year contract extension worth $120 million, setting new records for average annual contract value and guaranteed money.

Trade season and free agency have been an absolute whirlwind. Let’s catch our breaths for a moment and get into the details of this historic Tyreek Hill trade and the contract extension that followed.

Click here to read Boardroom’s full breakdown of Hill’s contract with the Dolphins.

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Chiefs-Dolphins Tyreek Hill Trade Breakdown

Miami Dolphins get:

  • WR Tyreek Hill

Kansas City Chiefs get:

  • 2022 first-round pick (No. 29)
  • 2022 second-round pick (No. 50)
  • 2022 fourth-round pick
  • 2023 fourth-round pick
  • 2023 sixth-round pick

Note that in exchange for Adams, the Packers received just two picks: a 2022 first-rounder (No. 22 overall) and a 2022 second-rounder (No. 53 overall).

Tyreek Hill Contract Details & Salary

Dollar figures as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter via agent Drew Rosenhaus.

Years: 4
Total value: $120,000,000 (No. 2 all-time among WRs)
Average annual value: $30,000,000 (No. 1 all-time among WRs)
Fully guaranteed at signing: $52,535,000(No. 1 all-time among WRs)
Total guaranteed money: $72,200,000 (No. 1 all-time among WRs)
Free agency: 2026

There you have it. Maximalists like Hill’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, will consider this a four-year, $120 million pact, making Hill the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL history both by average annual contract value (Adams got $28 million) total guaranteed money (Adams got $67.5 million), and money fully guaranteed at signing (DeAndre Hopkins is No. 2 at $42.75 million).

Some of this comes down to interpretation, however.

As Tom Pelissero notes, some of the money in that $120 million figure was already in place as part of his previous deal, which was due to expire next year. Effectively speaking, we’re looking at three new years and $75 million in new money:

Tyreek Hill’s Career Earnings

Dollar figures via Spotrac.



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Sam Dunn
Sam Dunn
Sam Dunn is the Managing Editor of Boardroom. Before joining the team, he was an editor and multimedia talent for several sports and culture verticals at Minute Media and an editor, reporter, and site manager at SB Nation. A specialist in content strategy, copywriting, and SEO, he has additionally worked as a digital consultant in the corporate services, retail, and tech industries. He cannot be expected to be impartial on any matter regarding the Florida Gators or Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter @RealFakeSamDunn.