Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill turned some heads last week when he said that his new quarterback Tua Tagavailoa was more accurate throwing the football than former teammate Patrick Mahomes.
When asked about what Hill said on Thursday, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback took the high road, although he admitted he was surprised.
“I’m surprised a little just because I felt like we love Tyreek here. We’ve always loved him. We still love him,” Mahomes said in his press conference. “I saw him out at Formula 1 in Miami and everything like that. But I’m sure it had something to do with trying to get his podcast some stuff, get it rolling. But definitely, I still love Tyreek. He’s a one-of-a-kind player.
“But as you know in coach Reid’s offense, it takes the whole team. This offense was rolling before I got here. This offense was rolling when I was a young Cowboys fan watching the Eagles beat up on the Cowboys. So I mean, it’s an offense that’s more than one player — and that includes myself.”
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"I still love Tyreek he's a one of a kind player but as you know, on Coach Reid's offense it takes the whole team" pic.twitter.com/Azzhc3m7ej
— Sports Radio 810 WHB (@SportsRadio810) June 16, 2022
Many feel Hill’s comments were not a swipe at Mahomes as much as it was Hill trying to pump up the abilities of his young quarterback who has been dragged through the mud by media and fans since arriving in Miami.
Tyreek Hill on his new teammate, former Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa:
“…Tua is that dude. Patrick Mahomes has the strongest arm, but I’m going with Tua all day in terms of accuracy.” pic.twitter.com/TPa5ePGEsZ
— Sidelines – Bama (@SSN_Alabama) June 11, 2022
“So it’s something where I’m sure he’s trying to show that he loves where he’s at in Miami. He loves his teammates,” Mahomes said. “But at the end of the day, it’s just going out there and playing football. And you kind of let other people talk about who’s the best and all that different type of stuff.”