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Tyreek Hill traded to Dolphins: Chiefs will be fine

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - MARCH 24: Tyreek Hill speaks with the media after being introduced by the Miami Dolphins at Baptist Health Training Complex on March 24, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 24: Tyreek Hill speaks with the media after being introduced by the Miami Dolphins at Baptist Health Training Complex on March 24, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, the Kansas City Chiefs traded six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins to continue the trend that is the most bizarre offseason that the NFL has ever seen.

Hill was traded to the Dolphins in exchange for a 2022 first round draft pick, 2022 second round draft pick, 2022 fourth round draft pick, and a fourth and sixth round draft pick in 2023.

Following the trade, Hill agreed to a four-year $120 million contract extension with Miami.

The Miami Dolphins got the best player in the deal, obviously, and the trade benefits them from the jump. Miami is looking to build around their young quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, under new head coach Mike McDaniel, and just the threat of Hill alone will help both of them.

In his six seasons in the NFL, Hill has surpassed the 1,000 yards receiving mark four times.

Hill will be the No.1 receiver for Tua right away, on the opposite side of the second year wideout and burner in his own right, Jaylen Waddle, and similar to Kansas City the Dolphins have a threat at tight end in Mike Gesicki.

The Dolphins won’t be short in the weaponry department, coupled with a strong offensive line, and a potential run game next season with the addition of running back Chase Edmonds.

Miami will still be chasing the Buffalo Bills at the top of the AFC East, while surpassing the New England Patriots and New York Jets after this trade.

The Dolphins will at least be relevant, for fantasy purposes and from a watchability standpoint, but whether or not they win this trade hangs solely on the shoulders of the success of Tagovailoa.

Kansas City along with lots of draft capital following the trade, already have a franchise quarterback in Patrick Mahomes that Miami doesn’t know that they have yet with Tagovailoa entering his third year in the league.

Since Mahomes took over for the Chiefs in 2018, Kansas City has been one of the most terrifying offenses for a defense to face. In part thanks to an established head coach in Andy Reid, a once-in-generation quarterback in Mahomes, and a system that played to Hill’s strengths and allowed him to thrive.

Kansas City will without any doubt miss Hill, and they aren’t wasting any time trying to replace him. On Friday, the Chiefs reportedly signed free-agent and former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling to a three-year, $30 million contract to help fill the void.

The Chiefs will not stop there. The five draft picks acquired in this trade by Kansas City will be used one of two ways or both.

Kansas City can use any of the picks to draft another wide receiver with the hopes in finding another gem like Hill when he was drafted in the fifth round in the 2016 draft. They could also use any of the picks in a trade for another wide receiver looking to find a new home.

This trade gives the Chiefs flexibility.

It feels like one franchise has been doing it right for quite some time now in the Chiefs while the Dolphins continue to make the same moves every once in the awhile just to let us know they still exist.

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