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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill said in the latest episode of his podcast that he received death threats on social media after he said he thought Tua Tagovailoa was a more accurate passer-by than Patrick Mahomes.
“On all the social media I own, I got death threats,” Hill said in the second episode of “It Needed To Be Said,” which aired Tuesday.
Hill, who was traded by the Kansas City Chiefs to the Dolphins off-season, said in the first episode of his podcast that Mahomes had “the strongest arm, but in terms of accuracy, I’m with Tua all day.” He also said that Mahomes might fight without him and that he was underutilized last season in Kansas City, despite leading the team with a career high of 111 catches.
“I just feel like a lot of people overreacted for no reason. They really did not see what I was saying. A lot of people are just acting out of emotion,” Hill said in the episode released Tuesday.
“We all know Patrick Mahomes is amazing. We know that,” Hill said. “But right now I’m entering a new season with a new quarterback trying to go in the same direction as Patrick and do great things and lead this team to a Super Bowl championship – which is also fantastic in my opinion. He has just not the acknowledgments – of yet. I believe in him. “
Mahomes said last week that he was “a little surprised” by Hill’s comments. I’ve wondered if Hill’s comments probably “had anything to do with trying to grab his podcast and get it rolling.” However, he said, “I still love Tyreek.”
Hill said in the latest episode of his podcast that it was “hard” to leave Kansas City and the Mahomes, whom he called “without a doubt one of the best quarterbacks in the league. Top two, and he is not two.”
Hill said he “never” would take a shot at Mahomes and that the move to Miami was the best thing for his family.
“If anyone wants to give me warmth to do what’s best for me and my family, go ahead and give me warmth, honey … you can all talk garbage to me all day, yada, yada, death threat to Mr. “Cheetah. Whatever you want to say to Mr. Cheetah, you can do it, but please man, keep my family without boundaries. That’s all I’m asking for,” he said.