The Kansas City Chiefs and wide receiver Tyreek Hill agreed to a contract extension just a few days ago. Sunday, the lightning-fast receiver may have been sidelined for a good portion of the season.
News of the new contract broke last Friday. The total sum of that deal is three years, $54 million dollars.
It’s unlikely that the Chiefs are experiencing any sort of buyers’ remorse concerning the new contract. But the timing of it all does offer a bit of a dark coincidence.
Furthermore, it’s worth noting that Kansas City was so concerned with the injury that Hill was taken to the hospital for further tests.
In a statement, via NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Chiefs head trainer Rick Burkholder said the K.C. medical staff was concerned about how – and in which direction – Hill’s clavicle bone broke. Because, depending on the direction, a further (more serious) injury could have been suffered.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 8, 2019
The 25-year-old Hill left Sunday’s Chiefs-Jaguars game just before halftime after he made a catch along the sideline and was taken down by Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who landed on the Chiefs receiver in the process.
Hill, obviously, was unable to return in the second half. Up until that point, he had made two catches for 16 yards while also recording one carry for five yards.
This season is Hill’s fourth in the NFL since coming out of West Alabama and being taken in the fifth round by Kansas City in 2016. For his career, he has 225 catches for 3,271 yards and 25 touchdowns as well as 64 rushing attempts for 482 yards and four trips to the end zone.