Will Chiefs revisit potential contract talks with Tyreek Hill?

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Before the disturbing “you need to be terrified of me too, bitch” Tyreek Hill audio emerged in late April, the Chiefs and Hill reportedly had been talking about a contract extension. They possibly could be revisiting those discussions, soon.

Terez Paylor of Yahoo.com offers this assessment, which includes layers of condition and supposition: “Provided Hill rejoins the club for the start of camp — and the investigation ends with a positive outcome for Hill — the Chiefs and his representation could potentially re-engage in contract negotiations for an extension in the not-too-distant future, a league source told Yahoo Sports.”

Let’s take a closer look at this. First, Hill needs to rejoin the team for the opening of training camp, something that seems to be more likely than not at this point. Second, the investigation needs to end with “a positive outcome for Hill,” which is a broad and vague description. Does it mean no suspension? Does it mean only a short suspension for threatening the mother of his child? Does it mean anything less than the full-year suspension that not long ago seemed inevitable for Hill?

Third, the phrase “could potentially” doesn’t really advance the ball. (A lot of things “could potentially” happen.) And, yes, if Hill ends up with a full and complete nothing-to-see-here exoneration, the team “could potentially” re-engage in contract talks.

Then again, it could be better for the team from a negotiating standpoint if Hill receives a suspension in the range of four games. That would surely knock down his prior financial expectations, which may have exceeded $20 million per year — and which may have sparked the trade rumors that percolated earlier this year. If the Chiefs could buy low at a time when Hill is rebounding from weeks of fear that he’d never play again, and if the contract would contain sufficient protections in the event he crosses the line again, why wouldn’t the team take full advantage of those circumstances?

So, yes, contract talks “could potentially” happen. And the atmosphere for negotiations “could potentially” become much more favorable to the team depending upon the extent of the punishment that Hill eventually receives, if any.

36 responses to “Will Chiefs revisit potential contract talks with Tyreek Hill?

  1. Chiefs were so classy for drafting Tyreek when 31 other teams stayed away as he was still serving probation & courses for assaulting his pregnant GF. “Trust us” the Chiefs said.

  2. Does it matter?
    If KC signs him, the media will rip KC.
    If KC does not sign him, the media will rip KC with 100% support of the NFLPA.
    So it really doesn’t matter…except to any kids at KC games b/c Hill will break the arms of the kids.

  3. This is absolutely terrible. What a message this sends. “Oh, you beat your wife & kids? Cool, that should get us a discount.”

    I don’t think I can ever berate another organization ever again. This is so much worse than anything any team has ever done if this happens.

  4. I think they’ll end up resigning him with potential provisions in hist contract. If they don’t resign him I’m sure the Browns will be first in line.

  5. The real question should be: Will Tyreek Hill be able to finish any contract he signs? Or will he end up banished from the NFL, possibly in jail, sooner or later? All signs point to the latter.

  6. If the NFL would have done the right thing at the time, and not even allow this piece of filth in the league, would have saved a PR nightmare. Dad part is he and his woman are having twins soon…

  7. Beat up a pregnant woman (not an allegation but FACT); abuse your child to the extent the state deems you and his mother unfit parents and removes him from your home (another FACT);…but he scores TDs so it’s okay! What a horrible message this sends to kids at a time when the NFL is doing whatever it can to promote kids to continue playing this game when statistics already show participation is dropping. C’mon NFLPA and NFL, see the big picture already and look past your ratings!!!

  8. Suppose he contributes in a big way to a super bowl championship season.
    Would the fans forgive and accept him?
    What about the media?

    Remember Ray Lewis?

    Jus sayin.

  9. The stench coming from the rancid KC franchise will be overwhelming if they give this guy a new contract. I don’t care what discount they can shove down his throat at the moment.

  10. Adrian Peterson = Tyreek Hill. Both should not be around children. I believe Peterson got 6 games and had to complete a lot of counciling. Holly should get at least that and hopefully more.

  11. pl30 says:
    June 28, 2019 at 8:45 pm
    Javon Belcher, Kareem Hunt, Frank Clark and Tyreek Hill. The Chiefs are disgusting.

    Pl30, add big red to that list. He’s the enabler…

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    You forgot to mention Seattle, Cleveland, Baltimore, Dallas and New England with your virtue signaling.

  12. They just gave a $100 million contract to Frank Clark, who got kicked off the team at Michigan for beating his girlfriend to a pulp. Hard to root for this team…..

  13. Like it or not as long as he isn’t kicked out of the league someone will sign him if the Chiefs don’t. Barring another incident I think they will after this season.

  14. So many ppl calling him a child beater, and yet all the facts have pointed too her, the cops said they were after her, Hill delivered proof that she beats him. And yall still cry cause he is on KC.

  15. The chiefs aren’t winning no super bowl as long as Brady is playing.. plain and simple. Over his dead body will Brady hand over the torch to Mahomes…. this coming from a Steelers fan

  16. So many people here are concerned about the example it sets, yet I bet these are the same people that get drunk at games and threaten any fan that is rooting for the opposing team or tries to start fights at games. I have seen this in person and is why I do not go to NFL games anymore. So this concern over setting a good example is bs.

  17. The NFL needs to stand up in these situations. I’m a Chiefs fan..and while I don’t excuse the organization for being in the situation…the only reason Hill is still a Chief is because they cut Hunt amid all the outrage…just to watch another team sign him months later…he serves his suspension and will proceed to wreak havoc in the AFC for the next 5 years. The NFL should ban these players..point blank.

  18. Anything less than a year is a disgrace. We know he choked his pregnant GF. His child was injured very suspicious circumstances. He is on tape implicitly threatening the same woman he choked. The cops publicly state a crime was committed, but they can’t prove who did it. Brady got four for deflating footballs on flimsy evidence and Zeke got 6 for being boorish and getting accused of something everyone knew he was unlikely to have done. A year, minimum. Better yet indefinite, with ability to reapply after completing intense counseling and evaluation.

  19. Message is loud and clear- if you can play you can be the most vile human being and the NFL will give you a job.

  20. Maybe the NFL should take a page from the NHL’s book. If you abuse your partner you’re done, period. Look at Slava Voynov, beat up his wife and he received a lifetime ban.

    And can we stop with the second chance BS? There are actions in life that you can’t just say “sorry” and expect to carry on without consequences. Too many people act like turds and when caught offer a cursory apology and then go right back to the vile behavior. Tyreek Hill clearly did this before the draft.

  21. The real question should be: Will Tyreek Hill be able to finish any contract he signs? Or will he end up banished from the NFL, possibly in jail, sooner or later? All signs point to the latter.
    – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    The research is clear: Without immediate and ongoing psychological intervention, Hill is highly likely to re-offend.

  22. At Oklahoma State, Tyreek Hill admitted to choking his girlfriend and punching her in the stomach while she was pregnant. He was slapped on the wrist. Fast forward: I make the odds 1,000-to-1 that it was Hill who broke his son’s arm. The DA declined to prosecute because Hill’s girlfriend, understandably for financial reasons, covered for him. There’s also evidence that Hill beat his son repeatedly with a belt and punched the child in the chest. For God’s sake, the state department of child and family services removed the boy from the home. The agency’s investigation continues. I don’t see how the penalty can be less than a full season and I can’t see how the Chiefs can keep this guy. The team cut Kareem Hunt, also a fine player, in a New York minute for his assault. To retain any moral credibility at all, the league has to ban this guy for a significant time and the Chiefs have to let him go. Oh, and one more thing: Have the twins been born yet?

  23. “So many ppl calling him a child beater, and yet all the facts have pointed too her”

    Except the point on the tape where he admitting punching his 3 year old son in the chest to make him “respect Hill”

    Hill is a serial domestic abuser. If he’s not stopped now he will become much worse. The thread of choking and punching Espinal in the stomach while pregnant, threatening her on tape, admitting he punches the kid on tape, these are all precursors to worse things coming.

    Abusers like Hill do not stop until forced to. That’s how domestic abuse works. Educate yourself.

  24. xiiprestige says:
    June 28, 2019 at 11:54 pm
    So many ppl calling him a child beater, and yet all the facts have pointed too her, the cops said they were after her, Hill delivered proof that she beats him. And yall still cry cause he is on KC.

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    Which means the real tragedy is this child is being abused by both parents. His mother allegedly beating the child doesn’t exonerate the father.

  25. If the league wants a way to make this whole Tyreek Hill situation disappear, let me suggest the Patriot’s game plan from the AFC title game: Just put Jonathan Jones and Devin McCourty on him and you won’t even know he is there.

  26. The Chiefs are not looking good here. Hanging on to see what happens with Hill takes away any sentiment that Hunt was cut because the Chiefs hold their players to a high standard of conduct. It makes them look like they’re in the business of damage control, not doing what’s right.

  27. Same as any other team. NFL = Ghetto for the most part. There’s no going back….the gambling industry loves it, and the ghetto is here to stay.

  28. Patsareinyourheads says:

    June 30, 2019 at 12:21 am

    If the league wants a way to make this whole Tyreek Hill situation disappear, let me suggest the Patriot’s game plan from the AFC title game: Just put Jonathan Jones and Devin McCourty on him and you won’t even know he is there.
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    Yeah that worked great for the rest of the defense that got torched by the KC offense. Two guys on one guy, leaves one open at all times. If it wasn’t for the Chiefs horrible defense and an offsides. The Pats were watching the superbowl at home. The Chiefs are not scared of the Patriots… Your time is soon over.

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