The Miami Dolphins stunned the NFL world with their blockbuster trade acquisition of former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Not only did the acquisition of Hill give the Dolphins a premier threat on the outside, but the franchise also boxed out the division-rival New York Jets, who were also looking into a Hill trade. At a press conference on Thursday, Hill expressed excitement about joining the Dolphins but also threw a diss at the Jets that will endear him even more to Miami fans, per David Furoness of the Sun Sentinel.
Was Tyreek Hill close to choosing the Jets: "Who? The Jets? I knew I was going to pick Miami the whole time."
— David Furones (@DavidFurones_) March 24, 2022
Tyreek Hill is cold for this diss of the Jets. Two teams immediately emerged as the favorites to land the former Chiefs speedster: the Dolphins and New York. According to Hill, who asked “who?” when the Jets were mentioned, he was only ever going to Miami.
The Jets got burned! New York reportedly didn't even offer one of their two first-round picks for Hill, who the Chiefs made very clear was worth a first rounder in their eyes. Perhaps Hill, who knows his worth, was slighted by the Jets' lowball offer for his services.
Or maybe the All-Pro wideout got used to making the AFC Championship game with the Chiefs and didn't want anything to do with the Jets, who have recorded six straight losing seasons.
Either way, Hill made it clear that he got what he wanted in his trade to the Dolphins.