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New York Jets lose to Miami Dolphins in Tyreek Hill trade sweepstakes

Tyreek Hill will be playing at MetLife Stadium this fall … when the Miami Dolphins visit.

The star receiver is heading to South Florida per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, whose trade report dictates that the Dolphins will send three picks in the upcoming draft (the highest being the 29th and 50th overall selections) and two picks in the 2023 draft (fourth and sixth-round) to the Kansas City Chiefs for his services.

Hill’s agent Drew Rosenhaus has revealed that the Dolphins have granted Hill a four-year, $120 million contract extension ($72 million guaranteed) that makes him the highest-paid receiver in the league, passing the new deal that fellow traded superstar Davante Adams inked in Las Vegas.

Schefter also revealed the Jets’ reported offer for Hill. The Jets were going to give up two second-round picks (35th and 38th overall) and a third-round pick (69th overall) in this year’s draft for Hill and the 103rd overall pick.

Hill is the latest Miami acquisition to join the fold as the Dolphins seek to start new life under first-head coach Mike McDaniel. The Dolphins were one of three teams to finish a half-game short of Pittsburgh for the final AFC Wild Card, and will go into this season armed with the talents of Hill and Jaylen Waddle in the receiving corps.

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The latter, who was chosen sixth in last year’s draft, earned a rookie record 104 receptions in his debut campaign and is joined by free agent acquisitions Terron Armstead (New Orleans), Chase Edmonds (Arizona), and Cedrick Wilson (Dallas). Mike Gesicki returns at tight end, as does Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback.

As for the Jets, it’s likely their quest for help for their receiving arsenal will turn to the draft, where they still own the fourth and tenth overall selections. Numerous mocks have projected that the team could select USC’s Drake London, while other aerial targets include Garrett Wilson (Ohio State), Jameson Williams (Alabama), and Treylon Burks (Arkansas).

Hope prevails that sophomore second-round receiver Elijah Moore can break out, while veterans Corey Davis and Braxton Berrios are also set to return.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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Geoff Magliocchetti is a veteran football writer with years of credentialed experience with the Jets and Giants. Email: geoffmags90@gmail.com
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Peter Buell
Peter Buell
1 year ago

I hope by now the fans getting on Douglass for “letting” Hill go to the Dolphins. Well, KC accepted the Jets offer over the one from Miami and Hill preferred Miami.
I know I didn’t want to give up those picks without an extension in pocket

1 year ago

What a joke! They let a division rival get the cheetah and tried to lowball Kansas City too! Joe Douglas has got to GO!!!!!!!!

Peter Buell
Peter Buell
1 year ago

I guess it came down to Hills choice