Despite his off-the-field issues, Kansas City Chiefs are sticking with Pro Bowl wideout Tyreek Hill. The team announced on Friday that Hill signed a three-year extension, which will keep him with the organization through 2022.
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Hill’s deal is worth $54 million and comes with $35.5 million in guaranteed money. The 25-year-old will also get $5.8 million signing bonus.
Hill, who had one year left on his rookie contract, earned his extension with a career season in 2018 in which he had 87 receptions for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Chiefs confirmed the deal on their social media by posting a photo of Hill inking the contract.
“We’re pleased we were able to reach an agreement with Tyreek to keep him in a Chiefs uniform for the foreseeable future,” Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said in a statement. “He understands our expectations of him as a member of this team and community. 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.”
Coming out of college, Tyreek Hill was projected to be undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, as he had several off-the-field issues that usually scared teams off. Kansas City Chiefs, however, decided to roll the dice on him and take him in the fifth round.
Hill repaid the faith Chiefs had in him in his rookie season when he had 1,836 all-purpose yards. He was named into PFWA All-Rookie Team while also earning Pro Bowl selection, and First-Team All-Pro honors as a return specialist. His sophomore season was also a success as he earned another Pro Bowl appearance and had 1,183 receiving yards and seven TDs.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue my playing career here in Kansas City,” – said Hill after signing the deal. “Kansas City is my home, and I appreciate the love and support from Clark Hunt, Coach Reid and Brett Veach along with my coaches and teammates. To Chiefs Kingdom, you’re the best fans in the world.”