Tyreek Hill explained this past week why he wanted to be traded this offseason from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Miami Dolphins.
And his reasoning made absolutely no sense.
Hill explained on his new podcast that part of the reason he wanted to leave Kansas City was because he wasn’t seeing the ball enough in the Chiefs’ offense.
“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,” said Hill. “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.”
I’m not sure what planet Hill is living on, but it doesn’t appear to be Earth.
Hill caught 111 passes this past season, which beat his career-high by 24 receptions. The NFL had an extra game last season, but even in a 16-game season Hill still would’ve had around 104 receptions.
The six-time Pro-Bowler was targeted 159 times last season, which was the seventh-most in the NFL.
159 targets is quite a few considering Hill played in an offense last season that also featured superstar tight end Travis Kelce and No. 2 wide receiver Mecole Hardman. I’m not sure what else Hill wanted out of Kansas City’s offense — he was one of the most utilized players in the NFL.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Hill finishes the 2022 season in Miami with fewer targets than he did in Kansas City in 2021. Competing with Mike Gesicki and Jaylen Waddle for targets will likely lead to fewer opportunities for Hill.
Ultimately, I think we all know that Hill’s decision was driven by money more than anything else. Who else would willingly want to leave the best quarterback in the NFL?
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