During the debut episode of his new podcast, receiver Tyreek Hill revealed when exactly things went sour with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs no longer have wide receiver Tyreek Hill on the roster. After failed contract negotiations, both parties opted to part ways, leading to his trade to the Miami Dolphins. But where did things really go south?
As it turns out, that occurred early on in the 2021 season, Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens to be specific. Here is what was said, via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
“The problems, from Hill’s perspective, arose during the 2021 season. Hill started regularly texting [Drew] Rosenhaus about Hill’s frustrations, beginning after Hill went from having 11 catches for 197 yards in the season-opening win over the Browns to getting only three catches for 14 yards in a 36-35 loss to the Ravens, on just four targets.”
Issues between Tyreek Hill, Chiefs began after loss to Ravens last season
Those four targets were not the lowest Hill had received in a game last season. That distinction belongs to Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he caught all two of his targets for 19 yards.
Hill finished the 2021 regular-season catching 111-of-159 targets for 1,239 yards and nine touchdowns.
In this very podcast, Hill revealed that he spoke with head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes regarding his contract situation. Rosenhaus spoke with general manager Brett Veach about receiving a similar deal as what Davante Adams received from the Las Vegas Raiders (five-year, $140 million). Hill then said that he only wanted a deal that would pay him $25-26 million annually.
Ultimately, both sides could not agree on a deal, and he was traded to the Dolphins, where he received a four-year, $120 million contract.
The podcast was noteworthy to say the least, especially since he covered a variety of topics, including who he prefers between Mahomes and Tua Tagovailoa.