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Tyreek Hill on how close he was to choosing NY Jets: “Who?”

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Tyreek Hill pays no mind to the New York Jets during Miami Dolphins introduction

Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill had his introductory press conference with the Miami Dolphins on Thursday afternoon.

As New York Jets fans are well aware, Hill apparently came very close to donning green and white. The Jets had a deal in place with Kansas City, as did Miami, but the Chiefs gave Hill his choice of where he wanted to go, and Hill chose the Dolphins over New York.

Hill was asked during his press conference about how close he was to joining the Jets. His answer surely won’t rub off well on Jets fans.

“Who? The Jets? … I knew I was going to pick Miami no matter what,” Hill said. “I’m basically from here, I’m here all the time. This is home.”

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More details regarding the Jets’ involvement in the Hill sweepstakes emerged on Thursday.

According to Joe Schad of Palm Beach Post, Hill’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, says the Jets were the first team to work out a trade with Kansas City for Hill. The Dolphins came into the picture afterward, at which point Hill chose Miami.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo echoed Schad’s sentiment. Garafolo says the Jets and Chiefs reached an agreement on Monday, and the Jets got to work on a contract extension with Hill. Miami stepped in afterward, and Garafolo says it was then “only a matter of time” before Hill became a Dolphin.

It’s a stunning turn of events for general manager Joe Douglas and the Jets’ brass, who went from planning on welcoming in the most expensive superstar addition in franchise history to having to figure out how they will stop him twice a year.

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2 years ago

Phenomenal player and maybe even a good locker room guy, but he seems to be a shitty person at his core and hasn’t learned anything from his experiences. I’m glad the Jets didn’t get him but kinda disappointed they even tried.

2 years ago

Don’t worry Hill. You’ll know who the Jets are this year. And you’ll find out the hard way.

2 years ago

Well, he’s home now. It’s only a matter of time before he gets really comfortable, assaults his wife again and catches a suspension for being a dirtbag.

2 years ago

Whole situation is extremely irritating. Nothing to do but just keep looking to the draft. I take no comfort in being a bridesmaid but at least we know JD is ready and willing to spend big on the right ppl