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Dolphins Make Tyreek Hill NFL’s Highest-Paid Receiver

  • Miami shook up the AFC East by acquiring six-time Pro Bowl WR Tyreek Hill from the Chiefs in exchange for five picks.
  • Hill signed a four-year, $120 million extension — overtaking Davante Adams as the highest-paid WR and non-QB in NFL history.
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Less than a week after Davante Adams became a Raider — and the NFL’s richest WR — the Miami Dolphins one-upped Vegas with their own blockbuster trade.

The Fins shook up the AFC East on Wednesday by acquiring six-time Pro Bowl WR Tyreek Hill from the Chiefs in exchange for five picks, including a 2022 first-rounder. 

Hill signed a four-year, $120 million extension ($72.2M guaranteed) — overtaking Adams as the highest-paid WR and non-QB in NFL history ($30M AAV).

A sputtering offense in 2021 (20.1 PTS/G, 214.8 YDS/G) put Tua Tagovailoa’s future as the franchise QB in doubt. Now, Miami could be in the hunt for its first division title since 2008.

  • Last season, Hill caught a career-high and franchise-record 111 receptions for 1,239 yards and nine touchdowns.
  • Over the last five seasons, his 26 receiving TDs on 20+ yard passes led the league — the Dolphins scored a combined 22 over that span.
  • Hill is one of four players since 1970 with at least six TD catches in each of his first six NFL seasons (Randy Moss, Larry Fitzgerald, Marvin Harrison).

On Tuesday, the Dolphins made another show of faith in Tua, making the best free-agent lineman, OT Terron Armstead, the eighth-highest-paid tackle in the NFL (5 YR, $43.4M).

The Dolphins have spent $195.9 million in guaranteed contracts alone this offseason, though they’re still Super Bowl long shots (+3500*).

Meanwhile, Patrick Mahomes just lost his best weapon, and the Chiefs are still third-favorites (+900*).

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