Tyreek Hill, the Miami Dolphins receiver, has announced that he will retire from the NFL after completing his current contract, which will be in three more years. Hill made this announcement during an interview on the Totally Offensive podcast. He also stated that he would like to enter the gaming space, create a gaming team and go into the business side of football, possibly even coaching.
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Tyreek Hill’s Trade Demand
During the interview, Hill also revealed what led him to request a trade from the Chiefs in 2022. Following Kansas City’s loss to the Bengals in the AFC title game, Hill got a call from his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, who asked if the receiver was interested in getting a new contract this offseason.
Hill’s reply was, “Let’s see what happens during the offseason and we’ll take it from there.”
After Christian Kirk signed a four-year, $72 million deal with the Jaguars, Hill became dead set on getting a new contract that surpassed Kirk’s. “I’m not going to let Christian Kirk have a higher contract than me.
I’m just not,” Hill said. The Chiefs didn’t want to pay his asking price, leading to his trade request. In the end, Hill was shipped off to Miami, where he inked a four-year, $120 million extension.
Looking Forward to the Future
Although Hill won’t be rooting for the Chiefs when they play the Dolphins, he still seems to be fond of the team that drafted him.
The receiver said he watched Kansas City’s Super Bowl win from Japan and that he was rooting for his old teammates like Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce.
Hill didn’t get a Super Bowl ring this year, but he did make the playoffs with the Dolphins, which means he’s now been to the postseason seven times in his seven-year career, including 2019, when he won a Super Bowl with the Chiefs.
Tyreek Hill is an exciting player to watch, and if he does retire after his current contract with the Dolphins, it will be a loss for the NFL.
However, he seems to be set on his decision to retire and explore other opportunities, including the gaming industry, the business side of football, and potentially coaching. Whatever he decides to do, Hill is sure to be successful in his future endeavors.
About Tyreek Hill
- Tyreek Hill is a football player for the Miami Dolphins in the United States. He was born on March 1, 1994, and was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
- Hill attended Coffee High School in Douglas, Georgia, where he was an accomplished track and field athlete, winning both the 100 meters and 200 meters at the 2012 Georgia 5A state meet.
- Hill is known for his incredible speed, which earned him the nickname “Cheetah” after his rookie year in the NFL. Although he started as a return specialist, he has since become a full-time wide receiver.
- Hill has been selected to the Pro Bowl every year since entering the league and was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs team that won Super Bowl LIV.
- In addition, he was recognized as one of the best punt returners of the 2010s, earning a spot on the NFL All-Decade Team.
- As a high school athlete, Hill set several impressive records, including a personal best of 20.14 seconds in the 200 meters at the 36th Golden South Classic in Orlando, Florida.
- Although he missed setting the national high school record in the event by only one-hundredth of a second, his time was still the fastest by a junior athlete in the 2012 season.
- Hill was named Track and Field News’ “High School Athlete of the Year” in 2012, and he continued to excel in college at Garden City Community College, Oklahoma State, and West Alabama.
Controversies & Legal Issues Involving Tyreek Hill
Domestic Assault Conviction
In 2014, Tyreek Hill was arrested and charged with domestic assault against his then-girlfriend, Crystal Espinal, who was pregnant at the time.
According to the police report, Hill threw Espinal around, punched her in the face and stomach, sat on her, and choked her. Following an investigation, Hill pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation.
He received a sentence of three years of probation, an anger-management course, and a year-long batterer’s program, and was required to undergo a domestic-abuse evaluation.
Child Abuse Investigation
In March 2019, Tyreek Hill was the subject of a child abuse investigation following an incident in which his three-year-old son suffered a broken arm. His son was placed into temporary care as a result of an emergency hearing conducted by the Kansas Department of Children and Families.
The Johnson County District Attorney’s office released a statement in April 2019, stating that they believed a crime had been committed, but they were unable to determine who had committed it.
In an audio recording that surfaced the following day, Hill was heard discussing the incident with Espinal, during which she expressed fear of him, and he responded with a threatening comment. The criminal investigation into Hill was re-opened as a result of this recording.
In June 2019, prosecutors announced that the case against Hill was inactive. Reports then surfaced that medical investigations showed that Hill’s son’s arm was broken by accident and in a way that indicated it was broken bracing for a fall.
In July 2019, the full unedited audio from the recording was released, in which Hill accused Espinal of lying about the domestic violence accusations in 2014 and about Hill breaking their son’s arm.
The NFL stated that they had always had the full audio of the recording. Despite this, the NFL released a statement in July 2019 stating that Hill would not be suspended, and they found no evidence that he violated the personal conduct policy, but the incident would be re-examined if new evidence emerged.