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.”
Tyreek Hill is asked how close he was to picking the Jets:
"Who? The Jets? Nah, man. I knew I was going to pick Miami no matter what." pic.twitter.com/cFuol3v9bv
— Jets Videos (@snyjets) March 24, 2022
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.
Drew Rosenhaus explains that the Jets actually worked out a trade with Chiefs for Tyreek Hill first. Then Dolphins came in. And Tyreek decided he wanted Miami.
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) March 24, 2022
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.
My understanding is the #Jets and #Chiefs reached an agreement on Monday. NYJ then went to work on a contract with Hill. The #Dolphins stepped up at some point and then it was only a matter of time before it would be Miami. https://t.co/eaFN49K7Q9
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 24, 2022
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.