Tyreek Hill on Pat Mahomes
Former Kansas City Chiefs star WR and currently Miami Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill takes unnecessary shots at former quarterback, reported Shanna McCarriston for CBS Sports. During this offseason, Tyreek Hill was traded to the Miami Dolphins for five draft picks. Oddly, he’s been extremely vocal since the trade, especially discussing the Dolphins’ offense. On paper, this offense has the potential to be one of the biggest threats coming out of the AFC. However, the only “unknown” is how well Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa will perform.
In Hill’s latest podcast “It Needed To Be Said” , he mentioned not wanting to become a diva yet, he also mentioned how surprised he was by their offensive approach this upcoming season.
“If teams are gonna give us favorable one-on-one matches against their best corner, I don’t see why teams don’t utilize their best receiver,” Hill said. “And that’s where probably like me and the Chiefs fell apart right there. When I’m like, yo, I don’t mean to talk or be a diva in some situation, but can I see the pill sometimes, please? Just give me the ball, please.”
It seems that he wanted more touches in Kansas City; however, they were loaded with immense talent and it was nearly impossible. Understanding that great WRs around the league want the ball all the time! Chiefs star QB Patrick Mahomes did his best to keep all his talent happy. In fact, Hill was number three in receptions with (111) only to Cooper Kupp and Davante Adams, according to NFL.com .
Is Tyreek Hill wrong or right?
Throughout the podcast, Hill mentions that Mahomes accuracy lingered while giving him credit for his arm strength. He believes that Tagovailoa is more accurate, and he would take him over Mahomes. While some of this seems a bit salty and bitter at times, it’s only fair to ask, “Is he right?”
Tyreek Hill says that @Tua is a more accurate QB than @PatrickMahomes pic.twitter.com/LUbhp2n8YK
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) June 11, 2022
Many people saw this and truly questioned if Hill was bitter or not. ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith went on record questioning Hill’s soberness, due to the fact, that the statement may have been out of bounds a bit. Mahomes and Tua are at extremely different points within their careers. Mahomes is attempting to establish his legacy and built upon his already impressive resume. On the other hand, Tagovailoa is simply attempting to prove to the world he shouldn’t be considered a “bust”.
HEY @cheetah, STAY OFF THE WEEEEEEED!!! pic.twitter.com/jM9ovF2hFK
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) June 13, 2022
Does Mahomes deserve as much credit as he gets?
Hill questioned Mahomes validity and recognition as a player without him. He emphasized how much he truly wanted to be respected by his coaches and teammates; however, he began feeling he was overlooked.
“The only thing I care about is respect within the building,” Hill said. “Notoriety outside the building, I don’t care about none of that, man. Because none of that ain’t gonna win us games on Sunday.”
“I want the head coach to know that on Sundays, that defense fears Tyreek Hill. That’s what I want the head coach to know. And the head coach does know that, though. He knows that without the Cheetah on the field, he knows that, ‘Hey, Pat [Mahomes] you’re gonna have a long day today,” Hill concluded.
Tyreek Hill’s contract is impressive. He signed with the Dolphins for a four-year $120 million deal with over $70 million guaranteed. While wanting nothing but respect from his teammates and coaches he will have ample opportunity to not only prove but earn his respect in a Miami Dolphins uniform.