Dolphins star Tyreek Hill surprisingly says he’s going to retire after his current contract expires
Tyreek Hill is one of the most exciting players in the NFL, but if you want to see him play, you better do it soon, because it might not be much longer. The Dolphins receiver, who is coming off the best season of his career, is already thinking about retirement and it looks like he plans to call it quits much sooner than expected at anyone.
In an interview on the Totally Offensive podcast this week, Hill was asked how long he expects to play and gave a surprising answer. The 29-year-old playmaker, who just finished his seventh season, plans to play for another three years.
“I’m going for 10,” Hill said. “I’m going to finish this deal with the Dolphins and then I’m going to call it quits.
If Hill ends up playing 10 seasons, that means he would call it quits after the 2025 season.
There’s no guarantee that Hill will stick to that timeline, but if he does, that’s certainly devastating news for an electrifying player like Hill, who is still at the top of his game. During the 2022 season, Hill caught 119 passes for 1,710 yards. Not only were those two numbers career highs, but they were both second in the NFL.
If you’re wondering how serious Hill is about retiring, he seems pretty relaxed, and the most telling sign is that he already knows what he wants. do in his life after football.
“So I really want to get into the playing field,” Hill said. “I really want to be big there and that’s kind of what I’m doing right now .I’m using my platform to create a game team, which hasn’t launched yet. It should launch by the end of this month. I’m going to sign up content creators different, different athletes. I’ve just been working that, talking to different sponsors.”
Hill also said he might want to go into the “business side” of football and might even consider going into coaching.
“I want to do so many things in my life,” Hill said.
During the lengthy interview, Hill also touched on several other topics. In addition to talking about his retirement, Hill also revealed what led him to request a trade from the Chiefs in 2022. And if Kansas City fans are looking for someone to blame for the request trade, that person might be Christian Kirk.
After Kansas City lost to the Bengals in the AFC title game, Hill received a call from his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, who asked if the receiver was interested in getting a new contract this season.
“We’ll see what happens during the offseason and take it from there,” the receiver said.
After Kirk signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Jaguars, Hill became dead set on getting a new deal that bypassed Kirk’s.
“Christian Kirk got a crazy deal,” Hill said. “He signed a contract and outbid me and … I’m not going to let Christian Kirk get a higher contract than me. No. I just don’t.”
The Chiefs didn’t want to pay his asking price, which led to a trade request. Finally, Hill he was sent to Miamiwhere he signed a four-year, $120 million extension.
The Dolphins are expected to play the Chiefs this year, and Hill is already looking forward to that game. The game is expected to be played in Kansas City, and if all goes as planned for the receiver, he will pull out his patented peace sign against his old team.
“I hate to say it, I hate to throw the peace sign up in your face,” Hill said. “I hate to do it, but guess what? I’ll be your worst enemy that day.”
Although he won’t be rooting for the Chiefs when they play the Dolphins, Hill still seems to love the team that drafted him. The wide receiver said he watched Kansas City’s Super Bowl win from Japan and was rooting for his old teammates like Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce.
“I was in Tokyo watching the Super Bowl, so I was watching and I was just happy for my guys,” Hill said. “Even though I wasn’t a part of it, I still feel that I am a part of it. Watching [Mahomes] and Kelce won. Watching [Andy Reid] get another Super Bowl ring to add to his amazing head coaching career … it was great to watch the guys win.”
Hill didn’t get a Super Bowl ring this year, but he did make the playoffs with the Dolphins, which means he’s now been to the postseason seven times in his seven-year career, giving him -into 2019, when he won a Super Bowl with the Chiefs.
The interview with Hill lasted for almost 45 minutes and you can check out the whole thing by clicking here.