Chiefs Star WR Tyreek Hill Has Been Given Permission to Seek a Trade and It Might Actually Happen (UPDATE: It Happened)

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Chiefs Star WR Tyreek Hill Has Been Given Permission to Seek a Trade and It Might Actually Happen (UPDATE: It Happened)

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UPDATE (11:36 a.m. CT) — Tyreek Hill is going to the Dolphins

Now *THAT* is a blockbuster. A total of five picks are switching hands, with Hill taking his talents to South Beach for what Schefter reports will be a market-setting new contract making him the league’s highest-paid receiver. You had a good run, Davante Adams.

Our original post is as follows…

Tyreek Hill has put up some gaudy numbers while catching passes from Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City.

But how much longer will that be the case?

Hill and the Chiefs have been trying to iron out a contract extension this offseason, but talks appear to have hit a snag. So much so, that NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reports the Chiefs have given Hill’s representation permission to find a trade partner that will give him what he wants, and Adam Shefter adds specific teams are already in the mix:

(That one sound like a leak designed to get the Dolphins or Jets (or some other suitor, I suppose) to up their offer to seal the deal, anyone?)

Wow. An already topsy-turvy offseason that has been wild with player movement could get even wilder with a Hill trade. Hill, 28, has been a Pro Bowler in each of his six seasons as a pro. He has three first-team All-Pro nods under his belt. And four seasons with at least 1,100 receiving yards. Hill is a superstar receiver. The kind teams dream of landing. And, apparently, he’ll soon become available if the price is right.

Maybe this is just posturing from a negotiation standpoint. Remember when the Bears reportedly gave Akiem Hicks permission to find a trade partner last offseason? Or maybe Hill saw what Davante Adams did in leveraging a trade to get himself a fat payday, and the Chiefs saw the opportunity for a huge trade return. In any case, it is just the latest potential landscape-shifting deal on the NFL’s horizon. Stay tuned.

UPDATE (11:03 a.m.) — And then there were two:


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