Chiefs, Tyreek Hill Discussing Extension

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 (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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8 comments on “Chiefs, Tyreek Hill Discussing Extension

  1. Michael Chaney

    He’s an insanely talented receiver, but their cap sheets in a few years are about to be tight when you factor in that, whatever they do with Ford, and the eventual Mahomes mega-deal. Locking up everyone is definitely worth it for guys of their caliber, but it could also blow up in their faces like it did for the Vikings last year.

    Not that I’m a cap expert or anything, but it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to front-load some contracts now if they can, especially with the room that clearing Houston’s money will make.

  2. GeauxRangers

    Am I dumb for thinking that making this guy the highest paid receiver in NFL history is ridiculous? I guess we’ll find out.

    • xabials a bad girl

      I don’t think it’s dumb. Doesn’t fit the bill . Seems like he is too dependent on the blazing speed. Players can stay fast, but how long can they be a blur?

    • erikjo1709

      He’s improved each and every year he’s been in the league and is such an integral part of the offense. In a win now window, I think the Chiefs have to take advantage and do everything then can to keep the offensive weapons in tact. There are always ways to maneuver the CAP down the line when it comes to deals for other guys.

    • Yep it is

      Why? OBJ is paid and has health issues. Who else? Julio Jones is comparable. Every team in the NFL would want him.

    • kenleyfornia2

      Guy is a cheetah now but speed doesn’t last long term. He should give them some good years in the new deal but maybe at the end of the deal sure

  3. Ironman_4life

    Diehard Chiefs fan I wouldn’t give this guy more than 19 million for 3. years

    • frustratedpittsburghpiratesfan

      Yep, lucky he is an athlete. Otherwise, jail was a potential option.

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