Tyreek Hill Plans To Retire After Dolphins Contract Expires

Tyreek Hill does not plan to play beyond his current Dolphins contract. The All-Pro wide receiver, who inked a receiver-record extension with Miami upon being traded last year, said he plans to retire after his current deal expires.

The elite speed merchant’s $30MM-per-year deal runs through the 2026 season, though his guarantees only go through 2024. Hill is heading into his age-29 season.

I’m going for 10, man,” Hill said during an appearance on Kansas City’s Sports Radio 810 (video link). “I’m going to finish out this contract with the Dolphins, man, and then I’m going to call it quits. I want to go into the business side. I want to do so many things in my life, bro.”

Hill playing out his Dolphins contract would complete an 11-year career and take him through his age-32 season. Planning a retirement four years down the road is obviously not the same as a true announcement, and it will be interesting to see if Hill pursues another contract as younger receivers pass him in value. Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase will likely seek to top Hill’s four-year, $120MM Dolphins extension, and Jaylen Waddle‘s contract ask might not be too far off Hill’s $30MM AAV. It should not be expected Hill plays the 2026 season on his current contract. The already-backloaded deal now includes a restructure, which inflated Hill’s 2026 cap number to $56.3MM.

Coming into the league as a fifth-round pick due to a domestic violence arrest that led to his dismissal from Oklahoma State, Hill has crafted a Hall of Fame-caliber career from that late-round draft slot. The former Chiefs draftee now has three first-team All-Pro nods as a receiver (and one as a return man), notching No. 3 with Miami last season. Hill made a major difference for the Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa development, totaling a career-high 1,710 receiving yards and adding seven touchdown receptions in 2022. The Dolphins improved from 24th to seventh in offensive DVOA from 2021-22.

The Dolphins traded five draft choices, including a 2022 first-round pick, to acquire Hill last year. Hill had begun negotiations on a second Chiefs extension last year, but Davante Adams‘ $28MM-per-year Raiders pact led to Hill’s price rising and Kansas City changing course. The Chiefs gave Hill permission to speak with teams, and a Jets-Dolphins faceoff occurred. Hill preferred Miami. The Chiefs did not replace Hill with a comparable wide receiver (few of those exist) but went on to win Super Bowl LVII after bringing in JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling in free agency.

Miami has Waddle signed through 2024, but that deal will likely run through 2025 once the team picks up the ascending talent’s fifth-year option. For the foreseeable future, the Dolphins figure to deploy one of the NFL’s premier receiving tandems. But Hill’s comments do not point to him being around too far into Tagovailoa’s prime, should the Dolphins eventually extend their southpaw passer.

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