Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill blasts ‘ludicrous’ Jaylen Waddle trade rumors, calls receiver ‘the future’

Miami Dolphins star receiver Tyreek Hill blasted the notion of a suggested trade by an ESPN analyst that the team should consider moving fellow standout receiver Jaylen Waddle.

“I’m all the way in Greece right now and I get on Twitter to see people talking crazy about dolphin football,” Hill wrote Wednesday on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

“My boy Waddle is the future,” Hill continued. “He is better than I was at this point in his career and for people in this fan base to want to trade him is ludicrous.”

Hill added: “Him and Tua was special before me and will be special after I leave.”

Hill was responding to reaction stemming from comments made on ESPN by former Jets general manager and Dolphins vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum, who was offering his thoughts on hypothetical offseason trades that he thought would make sense. He suggested that the Dolphins could trade Waddle to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for standout cornerback Trent McDuffie.

Tannenbaum’s logic was based on the notion that the deal could be beneficial for both teams, as the Dolphins would need a top cornerback if they move on from Xavien Howard, and the Chiefs could certainly use another playmaker for Patrick Mahomes.

However, there has been no indication that the Dolphins are looking to trade Waddle, who was a first-round draft pick out of Alabama in 2021.

Waddle, 25, is entering the final year of his rookie contract, but the Dolphins can retain him for an additional season with a fifth-year option. The Dolphins also could offer him a long-term contract extension after coming off another stellar season. He had 1,014 yards despite missing three games this season, becoming the first player in Dolphins history to record three straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons.