Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill should probably apologize to quarterback Patrick Mahomes at some point this upcoming week.
That’s because Hill, who was traded to the Miami Dolphins earlier this offseason, made a comment that’s not necessarily fair to Mahomes.
Hill said on the Cheetah Podcast this week that his new quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, is a more accurate passer than Mahomes.
“Accuracy-wise, I’m going with Tua all day,” said Hill.
“Accuracy wise, I'm going with Tua all day”— PFF (@PFF) June 11, 2022
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To be fair to Hill, he conceded that Mahomes has a stronger arm than Tua — though I don’t think there’s anyone who follows football that didn’t already know that.
As far as the accuracy comment goes, this is a bit of a ridiculous comment from Hill.
Tua has only been in the league for two years. And he’s only started 21 career NFL games. In those 21 games, Tua has a 66.2 completion percentage. Mahomes has a 66.1 completion percentage in his career (63 starts).
One of those quarterbacks helped turn Hill into a star. The other quarterback is still trying to prove he should be a starter in the NFL.
Hill is obviously a talented wide receiver — his speed is unmatched. But without Mahomes as his quarterback the last few years, he might just be another version of Will Fuller or Parris Campbell — extremely fast wide receivers who have either been injured or haven’t had elite quarterback play.
Instead of bashing Mahomes — whether it was on purpose or not doesn’t matter — Hill should be thanking his former quarterback for helping him reach his full potential as an NFL wide receiver (and for that mega-contract he received from Miami).
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