Hill’s agent: Adams deal ‘flipped everything upside down’

Posted: 25/03/2022 in NFL
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The Las Vegas Raiders‘ acquisition of Davante Adams not only gave them a legitimate star at receiver, but it also may have cost their biggest division rival its own.

Following Wednesday’s shocking trade of All-Pro wideout Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins, Hill’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told “The Joe Rose Show with Zach Krantz” on AM 560 Sports that he and the Kansas City Chiefs had been making progress in extensions talks. However, Rosenhaus said things changed after Adams signed a historic contract immediately upon his move from the Green Bay Packers to the Raiders last week.

“At the end of the season, I started conversations with the Chiefs on a contract extension, and it really was heading in the direction of slowly but surely working out a new deal for Tyreek,” Rosenhaus said. “And then the Davante Adams trade got done, and Adams got a record-setting contract.

“And I immediately reviewed that contract, and I spoke to the Chiefs and had a very positive conversation with them that this should be the market for Tyreek. And if it wasn’t, then the right thing to do would be for everyone to benefit, which would be for the team to have an unprecedented trade and for Tyreek to go to a team that would be willing to make him the highest-paid receiver.”

Adams reportedly signed a five-year, $141.25-million pact to briefly top the wide receiver market at over $28 million per season.

Hill exceeded that mark by nearly $2 million per campaign, agreeing to a four-year, $120-million extension that also contained $72.2 million guaranteed with Miami.

“The bottom line is he was in the last year of his contract,” Rosenhaus added. “We had actually worked out a restructure that the Chiefs wanted a week before. And it really looked like we were going to just continue to work toward a contract extension. … Then the Adams deal really flipped everything upside down.

“The Chiefs, I think they had the foresight to see that Tyreek was in the last year of his contract and we weren’t going to take a deal that wasn’t better than Adams’. So, they recognized that this would probably be their last year with Tyreek, and this was their opportunity to rebuild at that position. And the Dolphins are a team that’s trying to get where the Chiefs are.”

The Dolphins gave up five draft picks to reportedly beat out the New York Jets for Hill, including their first- and second-round selections (No. 29 and No. 50 overall) this year.

Kansas City, meanwhile, will move into a new era after riding arguably the most productive offensive trio in recent memory – Hill, quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and tight end Travis Kelce – to one Super Bowl win and four straight AFC championship appearances.

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