The Chiefs have begun negotiations with star wide receiver Tyreek Hill on what will be a record-setting deal, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). The Chiefs have other business to tend to, such as tagging Dee Ford today and shopping Justin Houston, but those moves will be made with Hill’s next deal in mind.
Hill could hardly have had a better start to his professional career, having earned three Pro Bowl nods and two First Team All-Pro selections in his first three seasons in the NFL. The former fifth-round pick out of West Alabama is under contract through the 2019 campaign and is eligible for an extension for the first time this offseason. His current deal would pay him a $720K base salary in 2019, which is laughably low for someone of his caliber.
A new deal for Hill is expected to make him the highest-paid receiver in NFL history, which would call for more than Odell Beckham Jr.’s $18MM per year average. OBJ also leads the way with $40.959MM fully guaranteed and Hill could topple that figure as well.
In 2018, Hill set new career highs with 87 catches for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns.
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