- Sam Mellinger adds that the contract includes a $5.8 million signing bonus and $35.2 million in guarantees.
- The Chiefs also added some protections to the contract.
The Chiefs have already announced the move.
Here’s a statement from Chiefs GM Brett Veach:
“We’re pleased we were able to reach an agreement with Tyreek to keep him in a Chiefs uniform for the foreseeable future. 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.”
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported yesterday that the Chiefs are working on a contract extension with Hill with the goal of getting an agreement in place before the start of the regular season and it appears as though they were able to hammer ou the remaining details.
Hill was suspended indefinitely from all team-related activities a few months ago, but returned to the team shortly after the NFL dropped their investigation.
Hill, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2016. He is entering the final year of his four-year, $2.58 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,965,036 for the 2019 season.
In 2018, Hill appeared in 16 games for the Chiefs and caught 87 passes for 1,479 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns to go along with 151 yards rushing and a touchdown. Hill also totaled 213 punt returns and one touchdown. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 7 receiver out of 117 qualifying players.