Mahomes: Surprised by Hill’s critical comments


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes stated Thursday that he was stunned by the feedback made by Tyreek Hill on a latest podcast that have been essential of him and the Chiefs.

“I am stunned slightly simply because I really feel like we love Tyreek right here,” Mahomes stated because the Chiefs completed their offseason program. “We have at all times liked him. We nonetheless love him. I noticed him out at System One in Miami. I am positive it had one thing to do with making an attempt to get his podcast some stuff and get it rolling.

“I nonetheless love Tyreek. He is a one-of-a-kind participant. In coach [Andy] Reid’s offense it takes the entire workforce. This offense was rolling earlier than I received right here. This offense was rolling once I was a younger Cowboys fan watching the Eagles [coached by Reid] beat up on the Cowboys. It is an offense that is multiple participant, and that features myself.”

Hill, who averaged 86 catches for 1,214 yards and 11 touchdowns in 4 seasons with Mahomes because the Chiefs’ beginning quarterback, was traded in March to the Miami Dolphins.

Hill urged just lately on his “It Needed To Be Said” podcast that, amongst different issues, the Chiefs and Mahomes may wrestle with out him and that he was underused final season in Kansas Metropolis. Hill led the Chiefs with a career-high 111 catches in 2021.

He additionally stated Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is a extra correct passer than Mahomes.

Mahomes stated he hasn’t spoken with Hill for the reason that podcast.

“I talked to him at System One in Miami in Might, and every little thing appeared fantastic,” Mahomes stated. “It is one thing I am positive that he is making an attempt to indicate he loves the place he is at in Miami and he loves his teammates. The factor I liked about Tyreek and I nonetheless love is that he desires to win.

“I really feel just like the coverages we have been getting [from] defenses have been actually accounting for him, so we needed to go different locations [with the ball]. When he is a competitor like that, you need to have an opportunity to influence the video games. I do know he wished to get the ball as a lot as attainable to assist us win. It wasn’t a egocentric factor. We have been successful soccer video games, particularly on the finish of the season, so I do not suppose he actually introduced that to our consideration.

“It would not get to me in any respect. So long as we’re successful soccer video games and we’re placing up factors, I feel I am doing my job the precise manner. It would not need to be the perfect accuracy or the perfect completion proportion on the planet. So long as we’re scoring touchdowns and successful Tremendous Bowls, I will take it.”

Reid would not focus on Hill’s feedback apart from to say, “I really like Tyreek. He is a great child. We predict the world of him.”

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