Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill has managed to ruffle some feathers this week thanks to his comments about KC’s offense and quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
As a quick refresher, Hill suggested that Kansas City didn’t utilize him enough last season (despite finishing No. 7 in the NFL in total targets). And he thinks Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is more accurate than Mahomes.
Hill has understandably received quite a bit of pushback from fans and media analysts over his comments. Mahomes is arguably the best quarterback in the NFL. And the Chiefs looked Hill’s way a lot last year in the passing game (he had a career-high in receptions with 111). Nothing he said has any merit.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith seems to agree.
Stephen A Smith discussing the Tyreek Hill "It Needed To Be Said" podcast on NFL First Take this morning.— Chiefs Edge (@ChiefsEdge) June 13, 2022
"You gonna try to tell me a dude that you've never even played a preseason game with is more accurate than Patrick Mahomes?" "Stay off the weeeeed."#Chiefs
(🎥: First Take) pic.twitter.com/Wt36ESnq2d
Smith blasted Hill on Monday, saying “You gonna try to tell me a dude that you’ve never even played a preseason game with is more accurate than Patrick Mahomes?”
“I’m sorry I’m going to say this on national TV — stay off the weed….I’m not implying that he’s using something, but that comment is asinine, so utterly ridiculous….[Hill] should be tested if he really believes that.”
Smith pretty much said it all. Hill made some ridiciilous comments that no one — outside of maybe fans in Miami — are going to take seriously. He’s only making himself look foolish by trashing his former employer.
If Hill thinks he’s going to be better off in Miami without Mahomes, then he’s likely in for a rude awakening this fall.
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