The Kansas City Chiefs may have been ready to hit the trigger on a trade to the New York Jets, but Tyreek Hill was not having any of that when it came time to decide where he wanted to continue his career.
There were many reports that the Jets and Dolphins were the leading candidates to land Tyreek Hill in a trade away from the Chiefs, but talking to Hill on Thursday, the Jets clearly never had a chance.
When asked about the trade, Hill responded, “How close was I? Who? The Jets?… I knew I was going to pick Miami no matter what because I’m basically from here, I’m here all the time. This is home for me, for us”
The Jets reportedly did not include a first-rounder in their proposal to the Chiefs.
Overall, there were 12 teams with which “serious talks” took place regarding Hill. In the end, though, the league’s highest-paid wideout was able to secure not only a new contract, but also join his preferred new team in the process.
The Dolphins traded five draft picks, including a first rounder in 2022, to the Chiefs for Hill. They also signed the wideout to a new four-year, $120 million deal.
It should be noted that Florida has no state income tax, and more than 80 percent of Hill’s $30 million per year deal would be taxed at 10.75 percent in New Jersey – where the Jets play.