Many NFL teams were hesitant to take a chance on Tyreek Hill when the wide receiver declared for the 2016 NFL Draft two years after he was dismissed from Oklahoma State after being arrested for domestic violence.
However, the Kansas City Chiefs ultimately selected him in the fifth round, which ended up paying some serious dividends when you consider Hill earned All-Pro honors and a Pro Bowl selection after emerging as one of the most promising talents in the league during a standout rookie year.
The wideout only continued to improve over the course of the seven seasons he played with the Chiefs, but he ended up finding a new home in Miami in 2021 after he requested the trade that led to him being dealt to the Dolphins.
Hill quickly secured a massive bag after inking a four-year, $120 million deal that will presumably keep him in Miami until the contract expires in 2025.
Only time will tell what the future holds for Hill, but it appears he’s already decided what he’s going to do when that contract officially runs its course—and it doesn’t involve playing football.
Hill revealed his fairly shocking plan during a recent appearance on Sports Radio 810 where he claimed he’s planning to hang up his cleats after his 10th NFL season.
Tyreek Hill says he will retire after the 2025 Season 😳
“I’m going to finish out this contract with the #Dolphins and then I’m gonna call it quits.”
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— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) April 6, 2023
Here’s what he had to say:
“I’m going to 10 [seasons], man. I’m going to finish this contract with the Dolphins and then I’m going to call it quits.
I want to go into the business side. I want to do so many things in my life.
I really want to get into the gaming space. I really want to get huge into that. That’s kind of what I’m doing right now; I’m using my platform, creating a gaming team. I’m going to sign different content creators, different athletes, and I’ve been working that and talking to different sponsors.”
There’s obviously a chance Hill will have second thoughts once 2025 rolls around (he’ll be approaching 31 once the NFL offseason kicks off that year), but when you consider he’ll have raked in over $100 million in career earnings by then, it’ll be kind of hard to blame him for prioritizing his own wants and needs.