Andy Reid: Trading Tyreek Hill benefits the Chiefs with cap space and draft picks

Andy Reid as Tyreek Hill joins Chiefs for offseason workouts
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The Chiefs have traded wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins for five draft picks, and Chiefs coach Andy Reid said in the team’s announcement of the move that adding draft picks and cap space was the right move for the team going forward.

“I am happy for Tyreek, he has grown as a man and player here in Kansas City,” Reid said. “Myself, my staff and our organization appreciate all he did for our team. This move will also benefit the Chiefs, we now have cap space and additional draft picks to grow as a football team. I wish him well as he moves forward.”

Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach called the decision difficult but ultimately correct.

“It’s hard to put into words what Tyreek has meant to Chiefs Kingdom over the last six years,” Veach said. “He’s a special player, one of the best in franchise history. He’s been a large part of our success, including our Super Bowl championship run. This decision was incredibly difficult, but we felt it was a necessary move in the best interest of the team, and also for Tyreek. We wish him the best as he continues his career.”

The Dolphins are sending the Chiefs first-, second- and fourth-round picks in 2022 and fourth- and sixth-round picks in 2023 for Hill.

43 responses to “Andy Reid: Trading Tyreek Hill benefits the Chiefs with cap space and draft picks

  1. Maybe Hill was turning things around in his personal life (for the better) so the Chiefs wanted him out of there.

  2. I think the Chiefs fleeced the Dolphins. And I think Hill is very soon going to realize that there are only a few HOF caliber QBs playing in the NFL today and none of them are playing in Miami

  3. Hill was a game changer. Draft picks are unrealized potential.

  4. Yea they definitely saved themselves a ton of cash, but they just took away their most potent weapon on offense, and now we’re gonna see just how good that offense can be without teams having to account for Hill or his blazing speed

  5. Impossible. I’ve been assured by many, many people that the Chiefs are in cap hell and will never get out of it.

  6. Hill is a great player, but the Chiefs won this trade bigtime. 5 picks is a haul, and will let them build the entire team around Mahomes, not just one WR spot.

  7. would have been nicer if it were a high first round pick.
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    s long as we stay away from rbs in the first e should be ok.

  8. A team wants to keep its best players under contract. Until they can’t. Move on. Show some class. Get to work on a rich draft group.

    Chiefs will be fine.

  9. Some of us saw this coming when Mahomes signed his mega deal.

    If Mahomes, Hill, and Kelce all took reasonable contracts, instead of insisting to be paid at the top of the scale, they could’ve kept this nucleus together for a lot longer.

  10. The draft is supposed to be stacked with top tier WR talent. KC can get a good one in the first for a fraction of what Hill’s being paid.

    Not sure why teams would overspend for ‘shiny hood ornaments’ when they can pick up a gem in the draft for a cap friendly rookie deal?

  11. Yeah. I get this. When wide receivers and QB’s get this kind of money, there’s no room for others under the cap. I think of Cincinnati, two or three years they can’t pay everybody! A good, young team has a two or three year window. Betting will help, but not solve. So, team needs to plan for this. Not kick money down the road for next coach.

  12. The draft this year is probably one of the best drafts for WR’s in years, so why in the world would Miami do this for someone who only has a few years left.

  13. There was no way Tyreek Hill was going to get that kind of money in Kansas City….they just could not afford it…so they did the adult thing and traded him. Fortunately they traded him for a boatload of draft picks that should help them rebuild and reshape the team on cheap rookie contracts.

  14. Hardman needs to step into Hill’s place now. No more excuses, he has the talent and hopefully McKinnon will be re-signed as well. Could the Chiefs rejuvenate Watkin’s career again or is he done in the NFL ?

  15. Unfortunatly I think this was a smart move by the Chiefs. They can find another burner to stretch the defense for a lot less money.

  16. This beats the trade compensation KC received for former 1st round pick Marcus Peters. By a country mile.

  17. They’ve given up a lot of explosiveness. I’ll be shocked if they don’t use next month’s picks on WR and DB speed. We’ll see whether they’ll make it up this coming season, but I WON’T be shocked if they fail to win AFC West next time around.

  18. It’s not that easy to replace a 1000 yards receiver in your offense. Welcome to caphell Chiefs. Buffalo you are next.

  19. The league messed up, they thought they had KC figured out, now Reiid traded his top WR, and now he’s creating a new offense. This Chiefs fan is EXCITED!

  20. Great move by the Chiefs. Those are a lot of draft picks plus the now have the money to re-sign some key players on their defense

  21. It’s a QB league, and the Chiefs will continue to be serious super bowl contenders each and every year they employ Patrick Mahomes.

  22. Now we’ll see what Mahomes is all about without his chuck and pray partner. Anyone discounting the impact Hill had on Mahomes “greatness” is in denial.

  23. Brady makes a paltry $25 million a year, which left the Bucs with the ability to sign many of their best players, including Godwin and playoff Lenny. Contrast that to Patrick Mahomes, who just lost Cheetah or Aaron Rodgers who just lost Davante Adams

  24. This would seem to put a lot of pressure on Kelce, who is the only “go to” buy Mahomes has left on offense. And Kelce ain’t getting any younger. He’ll be 33 in October (he’s 5 months younger than Gronkowsi, who’s also slowing down).

  25. Good luck to Hill, but I honestly do not think Tua can find him consistently. He will be a slight game changer for Miami

  26. edlikethepig says:
    March 23, 2022 at 5:00 pm
    Salary cap. If Mahomes misses him he has only himself to blame

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    Mahomes was my fantasy QB last year and he missed Hill as well as Kelce and the other Receivers a bunch last year.
    And to the poster who said Hardman needs to take Hills place, dream on. Hardman should have been drafted by Raiders. All speed and no WR skills. At least KC didn’t draft him in top of 1st rd…

  27. Either Hill or Waddle will be in single coverage, let alone Parker. With creative passing schemes, and improvement from Tua, Miami be in for a good year. But still, the O-Line is a big question mark.

  28. Win-win-win!

    Hill is the big winner.
    Miami gets the number one receiver it needs.

    The Chiefs receive maximum compensation for a player they were going to lose in a year.

    Now we get to see if Tua can play. Now we get to see if Mahomes is everything we think he is.

  29. nosurrender says:
    March 23, 2022 at 5:09 pm
    Yea they definitely saved themselves a ton of cash, but they just took away their most potent weapon on offense,

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    Mahomes is their most potent weapon on offense.

    This was a very Pre-T.O. Andy Reid move, when he would put more faith in the system than the talent. But I would still argue that the talent is there. I’d take Reid, Mahomes, Kelce, Juju, Mecole, Clyde, and that offensive line over a lot of other combos in the league.

    Plus, this is a deep receiver draft. The Chefs’ll go out and get someone else, too, and they’ll be fine.

  30. inozwetrust says:
    March 23, 2022 at 5:02 pm
    I think the Chiefs fleeced the Dolphins. And I think Hill is very soon going to realize that there are only a few HOF caliber QBs playing in the NFL today and none of them are playing in Miami

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    I don’t think Hill cares, he got his ring and now he got paid, he probably just wants to stat pad now so he can get in the hall of fame

  31. beej says:
    March 23, 2022 at 7:15 pm
    Brady makes a paltry $25 million a year, which left the Bucs with the ability to sign many of their best players, including Godwin and playoff Lenny. Contrast that to Patrick Mahomes, who just lost Cheetah or Aaron Rodgers who just lost Davante Adams
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    I’m sure it’s easy to take $25 million per season when your wife makes at least that much as well.

  32. Hill is a great receiver but 5 draft picks is pretty impressive. Acquiring JuJu, who is a good 2nd or slot receiver, helps to soften the blow.

  33. Not everyone can get paid on a team. This is now getting beyond ridiculous.Most fans could care less, but this will put a burden on teams to field a quality product. If I am running a team give me draft picks along with a quality qb.

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