Wide receiver Tyreek Hill spent his past four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs catching passes from former MVP Patrick Mahomes. But after a blockbuster NFL trade sent him to the Miami Dolphins in March, Hill will now be on the receiving end of passes from Tua Tagovailoa. And Hill has wasted no time in talking up his new quarterback.
Back in June, Hill talked up Tagovailoa’s accuracy, saying that while Mahomes has the stronger arm of the two, “accuracy-wise” he’ll take Tagovailoa over Mahomes “all day.”
“Obviously, like, I’m gonna go with 15 (Mahomes) as the strongest arm,” Hill said on his podcast. “But as far as accuracy-wise, I’m going with Tua all day.”
It was a shocking statement back then, but Hill doubled down on his opinion during his Monday appearance on ESPN’s First Take. But Hill took it a step further, not only suggesting that Tagovailoa was more accurate than Mahomes, but that he was “the most accurate quarterback in the NFL.”
Tyreek Hill went on 'First Take' and referred to Tua Tagovailoa as "the most accurate quarterback in the NFL."
He also dropped an F-bomb. pic.twitter.com/u5C0knM0Xh
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) July 25, 2022
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again,” Hill said answering why he chose to play with Tagovailoa instead of with the New York Jets. “Zach Wilson is a dog, but I’d rather play with the most accurate quarterback in the NFL.” (He also went on to call Tagovailoa “a f-ing heck of a competitor,” with the “f-ing” uncensored.)
It’s worth noting that Tagovailoa did technically have a better completion percentage than Mahomes last season, completing 67.8 percent of his passes compared to Mahomes’ 66.3 percent. But when adjusting for length and difficulty of each throw, Pro Football Focus gave Mahomes a 78.3 adjusted completion percentage, while Tagovailoa was 75.3.
Either way, it’s a controversial opinion. And it certainly got the NFL world talking.
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