Peyton Hillis, Chiefs agree on one-year $3m deal

Former Browns running back and 2011 Madden cover-boy Peyton Hillis has agreed to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The deal is worth $3 million and it’s a one-year contract. Hillis will be reunited with Brian Daboll, the former Browns OC, who coached Hillis during his best season in 2010. During the 2010 season, Hillis ran for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns.

The running back took to Twitter to express his gratitude.

“Appreciate all my fans in Cleveland for the support given to me in my time there. Can’t wait to get back on the field and go to work in KC.”

Hillis underperformed during the 2011 season. Part of the reason had to do with various injuries.

There was a rumor that Hillis was considering retirement at the end of the season, but he later refuted those reports.

Hillis will be the power back to the Chiefs backfield which features speed backs such as Jamaal Charles and Dexter McCluster.