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Chiefs Kingdom reacts to Tyreek Hill trade to Miami

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Posted at 12:21 PM, Mar 23, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After news broke Wednesday that Tyreek Hill is being traded to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a package of five draft picks, making him the highest paid wide receiver in the NFL, members of Chiefs Kingdom reacted to the news.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said he is happy for Hill, and said he "has grown as a man and a player here in Kansas City."

"Myself, my staff and our organization appreciate all he did for our team. This move will also benefit the Chiefs, we now have cap space and additional draft picks to grow as a football team. I wish him well as he moves forward," Reid said in a statement.

Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach wished Hill the best with his career, and said while it was a difficult decision, it was a necessary one for the best interest of the team.

"It's hard to put into words what Tyreek has meant to Chiefs Kingdom over the last six years," Veach said. "He's a special player, one of the best in franchise history. He's been a large part of our success, including our Super Bowl championship run."

Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire took to Twitter, reflecting on his experience playing alongside Hill, and saying he would claim the #10 jersey that Hill said he could have.

"It was a real privilege to be able to play alongside yu big bro! Not only that having real convos with you, helped me thru alot! Godspeed...literally," Edwards-Helaire said in the Tweet.

Drew Rosenhaus, Hill's sports agent, congratulated Hill in a tweet.

Running back Darrel Williams simply said "That's tough."

"Trade Tyreek? Y'all crazy?" Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas said in a Tweet in response to the news.

Meanwhile, former Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James said "Interesting watching everyone freak out about the Hill trade."

Kansas City linebacker Willie Gay Jr. joked that he would be "playing with Miami" on a future Madden NFL 23 video game.

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said "Brothers for life" in response to Hill's statement on his decision.

Former Bears safety Deon Bush took to Twitter this morning to announce that he had signed with the Chiefs, before noticing his poor timing amid news of the Cheetah's departure.

Kansas City, Kansas, native Eric Stonestreet reacted to the news with a simple peace sign, a nod to the peace sign Hill often flashedduring games, which led to a $10,300 penalty for the wide receiver.

After the news broke, the Miami Dolphins retweeted a previous Feb. 7 Tweet saying the team is "fired up."