On Friday, September 6th, 2019 the Kansas City Chiefs decided it was time to restructure the contract of Tyreek Hill as they want him to be a part of their franchise for the near future. The team has Super Bowl aspirations this season as it looks to build upon last year’s disappointing AFC championship game against the New England Patriots.
During this last NFL offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs were not sure about the status of their superstar wide receiver after reports and audio recordings came out from his fiancé that he was physically abusive towards his young son. Those charges were dropped and the League decided not to suspend Hill, so he was obviously staying in Kansas City, but they wanted to lock the young player to a more extensive deal.
The New Contract:
Reports have surfaced saying the deal that Hill received from the Kansas City Chiefs was a 3-year contract extension worth $54 million which included $35 million in guaranteed money. He is one of the fastest players in the National Football League and the Chiefs are hoping he stays that way after locking him up for the next several NFL seasons.
Hill’s Career Statistics:
“I hope he can still run fast with all of that money in his pocket,” says head, coach Andy Reid. “You know by all the things we do with him and all the places we put him in the offense that he’s a special player. I think if you look through the league and talk to people around the league … I think you understand. He’s important to the offense.”
“We’re pleased we were able to reach an agreement with Tyreek to keep him in a Chiefs uniform for the foreseeable future,” explained general manager of the KC Chiefs, Brett Veach. “He understands our expectations of him as a member of this team and community. This extension is contingent upon the conditions Tyreek agreed to adhere to upon his return to the team in July.
“Tyreek is an elite player in this league and has played a major role in our team’s success, and we’re pleased that he’ll continue to make an impact for us.”
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue my playing career here in Kansas City,” Tyreek Hill stated. “Kansas City is my home, and I appreciate the love and support from Clark Hunt, Coach [Andy] Reid and Brett Veach along with my coaches and teammates. To Chiefs Kingdom, you’re the best fans in the world.”