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The Kansas City Chiefs are saying goodbye to one of the best wide receivers in franchise history, trading Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for five draft picks. Kansas City couldn't make Hill the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL, so the franchise moved on from arguably the game's best wide receiver since he entered the league in 2016. 

Hill was instrumental in bringing the Chiefs a Super Bowl title, as he and Patrick mahomes were one of the best quarterback-wide receiver combinations in the NFL. Even though Hill's tenure in Kansas City didn't end on the best of terms, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is thankful for what he accomplished for the franchise.  

"I am happy for Tyreek, he has grown as a man and player here in Kansas City," Reid said, per the Chiefs. "Myself, my staff and our organization appreciate all he did for our team. This move will also benefit the Chiefs, we now have cap space and additional draft picks to grow as a football team. I wish him well as he moves forward."

Kansas City received a king's ransom for Hill, acquiring a 2022 first-round pick (No. 29 overall), 2022 second-round pick (No. 50) and 2022 fourth-round pick, a 2023 fourth-round pick and a 2023 sixth-round pick. They also created $20.435 million in salary cap space with the move. 

The Chiefs are parting ways with the best deep-ball receiver of this era, as Hill leads the NFL in 20-yard, 30-yard, 40-yard, 50-yard, and 60-yard touchdowns since entering the league in 2016. Hill is also one of just four players in league history with 450 receptions (479), 6,500 receiving yards (6,630), and 55 receiving touchdowns (56) after his first six seasons. 

Since Patrick Mahomes became the Chiefs starting quarterback in 2018, Hill ranks seventh in the NFL in receptions (343), fourth in receiving yards (4,854), second in reception touchdowns (43), and sixth in receiving first downs (231). The Chiefs are parting ways with a major piece of their offense, but are doubling down on Mahomes' ability to make the players around him better. 

"It's hard to put into words what Tyreek has meant to Chiefs Kingdom over the last six years," Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said. "He's a special player, one of the best in franchise history. He's been a large part of our success, including our Super Bowl championship run. 

"This decision was incredibly difficult, but we felt it was a necessary move in the best interest of the team, and also for Tyreek. We wish him the best as he continues his career."