NFL news: Tyreek Hill trade will transform the Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins trade five draft picks for Tyreek Hill and make him highest paid receiver with record $120m contract.

Tyreek Hill is arguably the most explosive wide receiver in the NFL, so it's only natural that his departure from the Kansas City Chiefs and switch to the Miami Dolphins was just as explosive as one of his trademark touchdowns.

The Chiefs sent five NFL Draft picks to the Chiefs in order to snag Hill, who was allowed to seek a trade by Kansas City when the two sides couldn't agree on a new deal.

After handing a first, second and fourth-round pick for this year and a fourth and six-round pick for 2023 to the Chiefs, the Dolphins then handed Hill a four-year deal worth $120million, with $72.2m guaranteed.

It's the biggest contract a wide receiver has ever had in the NFL, but six-time Pro Bowler Hill has been the best deep-threat wideout in the league and was a major reason behind Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs making two straight Super Bowls.

Hill brought in 479 catches for 6,630 yards and 56 touchdowns during his six seasons with the Chiefs, and his departure is a dagger to Mahomes and their previously explosive offence, while turning Miami's into a hugely dangerous unit.

Make or break for Tua as Miami load up on offence

First-year head coach Mike McDaniel has been given every chance to succeed by the Miami front office, and so has quarterback Tua Tagovailoa who has so far not been too convincing that he is a true franchise QB.

The Dolphins have handed out an $88m deal to left tackle Terron Armstead to protect Tua on the offensive line, and now signed Hill to be a true number one receiver and further increase the team's speed on offence.

Jaylen Waddle had a solid rookie season with 104 catches, 1,015 yards and six touchdowns, and pairing him with Hill makes arguably the fastest wide receiving duo in the league.

Miami also signed another speedy receiver in Cedric Wilson, have brought back talented tight end Mike Gesicki and added two new running backs in Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert as their offence more closely resembles a track and field team of sprinters.

The team want to know exactly what they have in Tua as a quarterback, and now they've pulled out all the stops to find out - there's no excuses for Miami not having a top 10 offence for the first time since 1995.

What makes Tyreek Hill such a good receiver?

It's not just speed, although it always helps, but Hill's movement and speed out of the blocks is what really separates him, along with his ability to score outrageous long touchdowns time after time.

Hill has 26 touchdowns off passes of 20 yards or more over the last five seasons according to ESPN Stats - that's four more than the entire Dolphins team had in that span.

Mahomes has a golden arm, but Hill can also take a short ball and turn it into a long gain thanks to his ability to get yards after the catch - ranking 10th in that metric last season.

With his new team-mate Waddle ranking one place higher in ninth in yards after catch, it means that both of these receivers can go long but they can also come short and turn dunks over the middle into huge plays.

Miami's Super Bowl odds took a tumble after the signing and that's no surprise as they now have the firepower that on paper can go toe-to-toe with absolutely anybody else in the entire NFL.

Things should really be hotting up in Miami next season, but the Chiefs will be in trouble if they can't find a replacement.

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