All teams were contacted about a possible Tyreek Hill trade

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When the possibility of a Tyreek Hill trade first hit the radar screen on Wednesday, the transaction had focused on two teams: Jets and Dolphins. It definitely didn’t begin quite so narrowly.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, every NFL team (other than the Chiefs, obviously) was contacted regarding the availability of Hill. Amazingly, no one said anything about it.

As one team source explained it, agent Drew Rosenhaus asked that the information be handled discreetly, and that team coaches and executives “respect” him. As a more pragmatic matter, all teams have to deal with him, since he represents so many players. Still, with every team knowing about it, it would have been very easy for one of them to blab.

The process began immediately after the trade that sent receiver Davante Adams from the Packers to the Raiders. Hill wanted, at that point, an Adams-type deal or a trade. The Chiefs were cooperative, and it never got acrimonious between player and team.

Ultimately, roughly a dozen teams engaged Rosenhaus regarding a possible trade for Hill. Some teams did their homework on Hill. At least one team feared Hill had become a “diva.”

The Dolphins had no such qualms, paying Hill more than the Chiefs were willing to offer and giving up five draft picks to make it happen. Neither did the Jets. It was, we’re told, a close call — and that Hill seriously considered the Jets.

52 responses to “All teams were contacted about a possible Tyreek Hill trade

  1. LOL!

    Hilarious. 25 mil per for a fast WR who is predictable in how he’s being used.

    Like I said, good Ds know what to do with him to keep him at bay.

  2. Funny how everybody and his mother in law are poopooing this trade that the fins made. You should be thanking them as they have enabled your teams of hosting an AFC championship game in the near future.

    Fins up!

  3. Drew Rosenhaus asked that the information be handled discreetly, and that team coaches and executives “respect” him.

    **********

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

    Wait, what’s that Mr Rosenhaus? You were SERIOUS about respecting you?

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

  4. I wonder what the Patriots offered, perhaps N’keal Harry and a water cooler to be named later.

  5. ” Neither did the Jets. It was, we’re told, a close call — and that Hill seriously considered the Jets.” Then he *IS* a diva and in it for the money. Serious and Jets should never be used in a sentence together. The JOKES!

  6. I find it hard to fathom why Drew Rosenhaus would contact the Raiders or any other team in the AFC West. There’s no way the Raiders would be able to afford him, and no way Kansas City would trade him to another AFC West team anyway.

  7. Hill got a ring, can’t blame him for getting paid. As a Chiefs fan I would love a “hometown” discount but it’s not like he’s from KC so I completely understand taking the money and getting closer to his real home. On top of the fact you can’t have the top paid QB/WR/TE combo without losing quality elsewhere.

  8. touchback6 says:
    March 24, 2022 at 9:26 am
    LOL!

    Hilarious. 25 mil per for a fast WR who is predictable in how he’s being used.
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    He’s been held in check a handful of times in his career. He dominates most of the time, but sure you’ve got him figured out.

  9. I used to be one of those people that would get upset with players for “taking the money over winning” but there’s so much more to it than that. There’s culture, environment, weather, taxes (florida over NY all day every day) and while nothing about Tyreek Hill says family to me, Family life would be my number one choice. Players make the decision that is best for them and there is no reason to not respect that.

  10. By all accounts Hill was a good team mate and no one from the Chiefs accused him of being a diva. Of course if they made me the highest paid receiver in the NFL I’d probably be a little diva-ish too

  11. As a Denver fan, I would rather Hill remain in KC as opposed to the draft capital Reid and Co. got. Kansas City knows how to draft good players, and they have a lot of ammunition this year. (Gives you an idea how good teams operate.)

  12. mhouser1922 says:
    March 24, 2022 at 9:41 am
    I wonder what the Patriots offered, perhaps N’keal Harry and a water cooler to be named later.
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    A Harry trade FOR the water cooler would be a good one for them.

  13. We offered to trade a brat, a pasty, and a keg of homemade beer for him (more than he was worth) but he declined.

  14. any respect i had for Hill has vanished;

    Chiefs would’ve sweetened his contract had he made any mention of it, small wonder so many teams turned down the offer;

    why did he wait til now and nearly sabotage their draft/FA strategy?

    something is fishy here, whole story not being told;

    Miami don’t even have a quarterback;

  15. bigal1952 says:
    March 24, 2022 at 9:43 am
    I find it hard to fathom why Drew Rosenhaus would contact the Raiders or any other team in the AFC West. There’s no way the Raiders would be able to afford him, and no way Kansas City would trade him to another AFC West team anyway.

    72Rate This

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    Umm, teams can cut or trade key players to accommodate and even if Las Vegas started bidding to drive price, it harms other teams, say, like the Jets and Dolphins.

    Dumb teams are dumb teams and they always will be.

  16. Hill seemed most dangerous when Mahomes was scrambling as he was too fast to track running random, scramble routes. Not sure he will have the same opportunities with Tua.

  17. dartmouthstevens says:
    March 24, 2022 at 9:41 am
    ” Neither did the Jets. It was, we’re told, a close call — and that Hill seriously considered the Jets.” Then he *IS* a diva and in it for the money. Serious and Jets should never be used in a sentence together. The JOKES!//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    If he went to the Jets it WOULDN’T be for money. New Jersey’s top state tax bracket is 10.75%, while Florida is 0%. He most likely will make at least $70MM on that contract, so about $7,500,000 in extra cash.

  18. Oh good. Now the shock jock radio hosts all around the country exploding with anger because the hometown team didn’t make this trade can move into the next hot take.

  19. One thing will be very clear after Hill goes to Miami. Whether Tua is a legit starting QB in the NFL or not. That should be an elite offense. If it is not then the problem is Tua.

  20. It’s somewhat telling that no “top-tier” teams were willing to outbid the Dolphins or Jets. Hill is an amazing athlete, but he’s just not irreplaceable. He benefitted in KC from a great quarterback, and having a TE that could pull over-the-top coverage. The Chiefs can get similar production from a couple lesser guys for a lot less money. The Dolphins now have to try to build enough to energize that offense with a significant deficit in draft picks and a big chunk of salary cap unavailable.

  21. I doubt “every team” was contacted. Can’t see allowing Hill or his reps to reach out to Broncos, Chargers or Raiders.

  22. LOL. Bronco fan here who hated faceing Hill. So not only 5 draft picks ( 2 1st rounders) along with 30 million a year for a WR???? All to see if Tua is any good. Miami is looking to join the Browns, Jets, Giants as the most clueless org.

  23. It would make sense to contact all teams. That’s how you get the best possible offer for him. The Chiefs ended up landing quite a haul in this trade. Buy low. Sell high. They did good.

  24. Hill was a steal for a 5th round draft pick. KC will miss his speed. The idea he’s going to be the same type of weapon in Miami that he was in KC is laughable, Tua isn’t Patrick Mahomes. Did any of you even watch Tua the last half of the season? If Tua is the answer in Miami then everybody is missing something because he sure didn’t show anything to make anyone believe that he is. I give the Phins 2 years with Hill then they will try to restructure his contract and thats when the fun begins. This years draft is loaded with top level WR talent and KC has 2 1st round picks and 2 2nd round picks. After watching Veatch in last years draft I think other teams are probably cursing right now, knowing that the Chiefs are just going to reload and not have to worry about salary issues for the next 5 years.

  25. Typical Dolphins. No doubt Hill is a dynamic playmaker and for any team a player away from being a legit SB team the deal may have made sense. However, Miami doesn’t even have a clear answer at QB…and Tua has shown few signs he will magically become consistent if he just had a burner at receiver. Giving up 5 picks is a ton for a team that was only competitive last year because of the coach they just fired. With an unproven new coach, equally unproven QB and several glaring holes all over their roster this is a head scratcher. How long before Tyreek become a problem when he gets sick of not having a qb like mahomes to get him the ball? This is strictly a flashy move by one of the worst owners in football to try and deflect the publics attention away from the Flores mess. With that said I’m not overly excited about my Patriots facing Tyreek twice a year. 😆. But I guess unlike the dolphins I take a realistic view at my team and know they are several years away from being considered a SB team again.

  26. If I was new miami coach…I would not have gone “all in” on Tyreek Hill…if I was gonna swing for the fences…it woyld not have been to grossly overpay in picks and salary for a wide receiver…yeah he’s good…but he aint Jerry Rice in his prime.

  27. 5 picks for a dependent position like WR is outrageous! As much as I hate to admit this ,as a Broncos fan, but the Chiefs won this trade easily!

  28. This deal was a win-win. The Dolphins get an electrifying player who will cause fans to want to attend the games. The Chiefs get much needed cap space and a boatload of draft picks from which to pickup cheap replacements and still have money to pay Matthieu and others

  29. “Per a source with knowledge of the situation, every NFL team (other than the Chiefs, obviously).” Damn, that Rosenhaus is a pretty sneaky dude. So he gave every team a shot at having Tyreek play for then except KC??? 🙄

  30. touchback6 says:

    March 24, 2022 at 9:26 am

    LOL!

    Hilarious. 25 mil per for a fast WR who is predictable in how he’s being used.

    Like I said, good Ds know what to do with him to keep him at bay

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    Yet you touted signing Nelson Agholor, I repeat Nelson Agholor at 11 million a year as a great deal 🤣🤦‍♂️🤣🤦‍♂️ now that’s a LOL deal

  31. Just do what Tampa did to him in the SB to take him out of games.
    That is too harass his QB. No WR is unstoppable.

  32. Every team was notified?? Yes..just as I figured last season; the Chiefs were Fed up with this guy .That’s the signal I’m getting.

  33. darthhelmut says:
    March 24, 2022 at 10:45 am
    Hill was a steal for a 5th round draft pick …

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    He was a “steal” because many teams had taken him off their draft boards because of a domestic assault and battery conviction while in college.

    KC didn’t suss-out a unique talent other teams missed. KC rolled the dice on a character risk.

  34. With Tua being injury prone and Bridgewater the back up, not sure he’ll have the success as he did with Mahomes. I believe KC got the best deal.

  35. “Drew Rosenhaus asked that the information be handled discreetly, and that team coaches and executives “respect” him.”

    Uh…. if you have to insist on “respect”, no one respects you on merit.

  36. I’m so glad Green Bay took a pass on this “opportunity”. Smart teams are not exactly lining up to pay inflated prices to WR’s at or past their primes. For WR’s and RB’s, their most productive money making years are pre-age 30.

  37. bfallona says:
    March 24, 2022 at 10:34 am
    LOL. Bronco fan here who hated faceing Hill. So not only 5 draft picks ( 2 1st rounders) along with 30 million a year for a WR???? All to see if Tua is any good. Miami is looking to join the Browns, Jets, Giants as the most clueless org.

    You forgot your team!

  38. KC didn’t suss-out a unique talent other teams missed. KC rolled the dice on a character risk.
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    I guess I’m to old to know what suss-out means but yeah KC took a gamble and rolled the dice with a 5th round pick….how much of a gamble is it when you give up a 5th round pick? Wonder how many 5th round picks even make a teams practice squad let alone get traded for 5 picks 6 years later.

  39. GoodellMustGo says:
    March 24, 2022 at 10:05 am
    mhouser1922 says:
    March 24, 2022 at 9:41 am
    I wonder what the Patriots offered, perhaps N’keal Harry and a water cooler to be named later.
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    A Harry trade FOR the water cooler would be a good one for them.
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    If I was the water cooler’s agent I’d be insisting on draft picks as well.

  40. When is the last time that paying a receiver a mountain of money turned a middling team into a contender?

    I’m asking that seriously, because I can’t think of a single example.

  41. kevpft says:
    March 24, 2022 at 1:28 pm
    When is the last time that paying a receiver a mountain of money turned a middling team into a contender?

    ****************************************************************

    They didn’t pay him a ton of money — in fact, he took a paycut — but when the Patriots added Randy Moss, a truly singular talent, they went 18-1. Of course they also added wes Welker that offseason, so maybe it was more Wes than Randy?

  42. The past two years Hill was shut down even with the great Mahomes throwing to him, how do you think he’s going to do with Tua??

  43. tb12bestqbevah says:
    March 24, 2022 at 9:39 am

    Drew Rosenhaus asked that the information be handled discreetly, and that team coaches and executives “respect” him.

    **********

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

    Wait, what’s that Mr Rosenhaus? You were SERIOUS about respecting you?

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

    —————————————————————————
    Respecting him, and respecting that he can make your life difficult because he represents some of your own players aren’t the same thing.

  44. The fact that Hill would consider the Jets places his mental stability into question.

    😮

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