Thursday, May 26, 2022

NFL free agency 2022: Tyreek Hill, Chiefs discussing contract extension for perennial Pro Bowl WR, per report

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The Kansas City Chiefs have wanted to get a contract extension done with Tyreek Hill for some time, and they appear to be on the verge of that happening. Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs and Hill are “deep in talks” on a contract extension that will pay Hill around $20 million per year. 

Not only would Hill become one of the highest-paid wide receivers in the league, but the Chiefs would also save $12.4 million in salary cap space with an extension of Hill (per Over The Cap) — who is set to be a free agent after the 2022 season.

Hill has been one of the premier deep threats since he entered the league in 2016. Hill’s 22 plays of 50-plus yards are the most in the NFL since entering the league, and the Chiefs are 15-6 in games where Hill records a play of 50-plus yards. He recorded a career-high 111 receptions for 1,239 yards and nine touchdowns last season while averaging a career-low 11.8 yards per catch. 

Hill’s 56 receiving touchdowns are third in the NFL since 2016, while his 6,630 yards are seventh and his 479 receptions are eighth. His 7,349 yards through 91 career games are fifth in NFL history for wide receivers, while his 62 touchdowns are third amongst his position. 

The Chiefs would have some money to spend in free agency with a Hill extension, one of several personnel moves that could be on the way to enhance their championship-contending roster. 

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