The defending Super Bowl champions head to foreign soil this week.
However, they will find a very familiar face on the opposite field.
When the Kansas City Chiefs face the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in Germany, they will face former tight end Tyreek Hill for the first time since the trade.
It’s a move Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt believes has proven beneficial for both clubs.
“I think it was a trade that worked out well for both sides,” Hunt said Tuesday, via the team’s scorecard.
“Obviously, Tyreek is an incredible player and has done very well in his time with the Dolphins.
” Hill has been a phenomenal fit in Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel’s offense — just as he was in Chiefs head coach Andy Reid’s scheme.
Following an All-Pro debut with the Dolphins in which he set franchise records with 119 receptions and 1,710 yards in 2022, Hill has already surpassed 1,000 yards receiving this year.
He’s on pace to break the league’s single-season mark as the Dolphins (6-2) sit atop the AFC East and aim for a second straight playoff berth.
While Hill has continued to speed to success in South Beach, the Chiefs have also prospered from the five-draft-pick haul they got from the Dolphins in exchange from Miami.
With three selections obtained trading Hill, the Chiefs were able to trade up to get cornerback Trent McDuffie and nab wide receiver Skyy Moore in the second round.
McDuffie has become a staple in the starting lineup and a key cog in a 2023 Chiefs defense that has been excellent thus far.
Moore hasn’t really been successful so far, although he did have a key return in last season’s AFC Championship Game and a missed goal in the team’s Super League victory.
In repackaging the picks, the Chiefs, in total, drafted McDuffie, Moore, offensive lineman Darian Kinnard, wide receiver Rashee Rice, defensive tackle Keondre Coburn and a first-round pick Thursday, 2025.
The Chiefs were able to move away from Hill’s contract demands, which resulted in him signing a monster four-year, $120 million contract.
Although KC couldn’t replace Hill’s productivity with a single receiver, the Chiefs won Super Bowl LVII and finished atop the AFC West as usual this year.
“I think this year we saw it work really well,” Hunt said.
We’ll see who will be the best on Sunday in Frankfurt.