Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been one of the most heavily critiqued quarterbacks in the NFL, but he has had a loyal supporter in new teammate Tyreek Hill.

Hill has made some extremely bold claims about Tagovailoa, doubling down multiple times on his stance that Tua is “the most accurate quarterback in the NFL.”

Many would think that deep down Hill believes that Tagovailoa is a downgrade from what he had with the Kansas City Chiefs with Patrick Mahomes, but he has remained adamant that he is a more accurate passer than Mahomes.

Tagovailoa was asked about the support coming from Hill and thanked him for having his back when it comes to critics.

“It’s cool,” said Tagovailoa during a press conference after the team’s first day of training camp. “Tyreek is someone that has well established himself in this league and to have the support from him means a lot. I’m glad to have him as my teammate.”

He later expanded on his answer when asked again, saying that Hill’s personality has been a joy to have on the team thus far.

“Tyreek’s going to speak how he feels at that very moment, Tagovailoa added via Pro Football Talk. “And he just believes what he says every time. If he feels he’s the best at this, he’s going to let you know. Out there on the field, if he feels someone’s talking too much and he wants to go against them, he’s going to let them know what he’s going to do to them. That’s just his personality. I think it’s fun to have that kind of personality on the team. But for me, again, it’s awesome to have that kind of support from somebody like that.”

This upcoming season will be Tua’s third in the NFL, and while he has been okay as a starter he will certainly need to improve if he wants to be the Dolphins’ franchise quarterback moving forward.

His connection with Hill will be crucial in his success, and to this point, it looks like he could work great with him next year.

[Miami Dolphins, Pro Football Talk]

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