Chiefs Make Tyreek Hill One of Highest-Paid Receivers in League

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Tyreek Hill will remain a part of the Kansas City Chiefs’ foreseeable future.

The team and star wide receiver agreed to a three-year, $54 million contract extension on Friday, which includes $35 million in guarantees, per multiple reports.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that the two sides were working on an extension during an appearance on 610 Kansas City Sports’ “The Drive” Thursday evening.

The deal averages out to $18 million per year, which ties Hill with Odell Beckham Jr. has the second-highest paid receiver in the NFL.

The extension comes after a tumultuous offseason for the 25-year-old, in which the league investigated Hill for an alleged domestic violence incident involving his 3-year-old son. The league ultimately concluded that Hill did not violate the league’s personal conduct policy, although the Chiefs said they were “deeply disturbed” from a leaked audio from his fiancée, Crystal Espinal, discussing the alleged abuse.

Full audio that was obtained by 610 Kansas City's "The Drive" included Hill denying a previous domestic violence incident in 2014 that resulted in his dismissal from the Oklahoma State football team. Hill pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery charges from the alleged incident.

Hill was selected in the fifth round by the Chiefs in the 2016 NFL Draft and has proven to be one of the most dynamic players in the game, impacting Kansas City’s offense and special teams.

He has 223 receptions for 3,255 yards and 25 touchdowns in three seasons. He also has four rushing touchdowns and four punt return touchdowns in his career and has made the Pro Bowl in each of his seasons, including First Team All-Pro his rookie season and last season.

Hill proved to be one of Patrick Mahomes’ most reliable options last year, posting a career-high 87 catches for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns, averaging 17 yards per reception.