What a way to kickoff a Wednesday.
Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport broke Twitter on Wednesday morning by announcing that Kansas City Chiefs All Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill and his team were pursuing a trade.
Jets and Dolphins are in serious talks to trade for Chiefs’ WR Tyreek Hill, per league sources. Hill and Chiefs are mulling what to do but Hill’s time in KC looks like it could be coming to an end.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 23, 2022
Crazy to think that something like this could happen. I mean, Hill plays in one of the best offenses in the NFL, with one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but he wants out.
It must be about money...
Another blockbuster coming? Despite an offer from the #Chiefs that would make superstar Tyreek Hill one of the highest-paid receivers, extension talks have stalled and Kansas City has now given Hill’s agent permission to seek a trade, sources tell me and @TomPelissero.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 23, 2022
So Hill and his team were not going to be happy being paid five years and $140ish million. Instead, the Chiefs are letting one of the greatest wide receivers of this generation pursue a trade.
It goes to show the fragility of situations and that for many players, there is one thing above all else... respect.
Davante Adams was the same before being traded to the Raiders.
Multiple outlets reported that the Green Bay Packers were going to match the contract the Las Vegas Raiders gave to Adams, but the All Pro wide receiver felt the relationship was too far gone.
These are supposed to be two of the model franchises in the NFL.
They also have to two highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL and were extending massive contract to their top, young wide receivers.
Respect is important in the NFL.