What striking out on Tyreek Hill says about the Jets’ present, and their potential future

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For a few hours back in March, it looked like Tyreek Hill might end up on the Jets. They can only hope he does not give them a painful reminder of what they missed out on for a few hours in October.

Hill comes to MetLife Stadium on Sunday as a member of the Dolphins, the team he chose to go to over the Jets in that March trade from the Chiefs.

Jets general manager Joe Douglas tried his best to land the speedy receiver as a weapon for Zach Wilson, offering two second-round picks and a third-rounder to the Chiefs in exchange for Hill and a fourth-round pick, according to sources. The Chiefs accepted the Jets’ offer, but the second part of the deal was a new contract for Hill, who had one year left on his deal.

“I wasn’t allowed to negotiate with teams on a contract until they had reached an agreement,” Hill’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus said after the trade. “So, they first reached an agreement on a trade with the Jets. We started negotiating with the Jets. And Tyreek gave it serious consideration. I let the other teams know that we were close to getting a deal done with the Jets.

“That’s when the Dolphins worked out the trade with the Chiefs. And then we started…

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