Just before the start of the 2019 NFL season, the Kansas City Chiefs got some important business out of the way.
The team inked wide receiver Tyreek Hill to a big $54 million extension that includes $35 million in guaranteed money and is good for three years. This deal is projected to keep the big-play receiver with the team through the end of the 2022 season.
The Chiefs, considered to be one of the Super Bowl favorites for this season and for the years coming forward, knew that they needed to secure a long-term deal with Hill in order to keep one of their offense’s main cogs with the team.
Hill has been named a Pro Bowler in each of his three NFL seasons since being drafted in 2016. His big-play threat and game-breaking speed provide the Chiefs with a rare aerial threat that gives opposing defenses nightmares.
The Florida native took his performance to a new level in 2018, setting career highs in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns. He ended the season with 12 touchdowns.
Hill and the Chiefs will embark on their 2019 campaign when they travel to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars in a Sunday matinee this weekend.