By ESPN’s Adam Schefterthe Jets and Miami Dolphins have trades for Hill, with Hill “torn” between which team he wants to go to.
According to Vacchiano, New York is willing to give up the 10th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and more, and the team assumes it will be more.
The Chiefs are asking for two first-round picks for Hill, and possibly more. by Jordan Schultz.
Vacchiano, who reports that there are those who believe Hill could still re-sign with the Chiefs, adds that there probably won’t be a trade if it doesn’t include a massive contract extension for Hill, with the Jets willing to give it to him.
According to Schefter, “multiple teams” were approached recently about the possibility of trading for Hill, but the Jets and Dolphins “emerged in the last couple of days” as the two finalists for him.
It was reported early Wednesday by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com that despite a contract offer from the Chiefs that would make Hill one of the highest-paid receivers in the league, talks “stalled” and the Chiefs gave Hill’s agent permission to seek a trade.
The Jets are perhaps one of the teams best prepared to trade for an expensive star.
New York has a stash of draft picks and a significant amount of salary-cap space remaining, despite the recent free-agent frenzy that GM ran joe douglas and company.
In the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft, the Jets have the No. 4 and No. 10 picks in the first round, the No. 35 overall pick and No. 38 pick (second round), and the No. #69 (Third Round) .
The Dolphins’ first pick in the draft is No. 29, late in the first round.
Hill, 28, is in the final season of a three-year, $54 million extension that began in 2020. He comes in with a salary cap this season of $21.885 million.