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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was taken by surprise by former wide receiver Tyreek Hill’s recent comments about Mahomes’ accuracy.
It’s been a tough day for Patrick Mahomes, who recently reflected on the “worst playoff football” of his career as the Cincinnati Bengals made an 18-point comeback and beat the Chiefs in the 2021 AFC Championship.
During a minicamp press, Mahomes responded to the comments made by former broadband receiver Tyreek Hill recently on Hill’s new podcast, “It Needed To Be Said.”
“As far as accuracy is concerned, I take Tua with me [over Mahomes] all day, ”Hill proclaimed on his podcast.
Hill then validated a tweet from Robert Griffin III arguing that Hill did not take a shot at Mahomes, but he was trying to support his new Dolphins quarterback by arguing for where Tua excels.
Mahomes said he was “surprised” by Hill’s comment and reiterated that the Chiefs “loved” Tyreek during his time in Kansas City.
Mahomes went on to joke that he believes Hill said these things “to get his podcast rolling.”
Patrick Mahomes was “surprised” by Tyreek Hill, who said Tua is more “accurate”
Hill’s loyalty may have changed since he left KC, but Mahomes remains true in his assessment of Hill. Instead of making his own player comparisons, Mahomes had nothing but nice things to say about Hill’s talents, describing him as a “one-of-a-kind player.”
“I still love Tyreek, he’s a unique player,” Mahomes said.
Then, as the team leader he is, Mahomes brought the conversation away from interpersonal strife and back to what each player brings to the team. Mahomes also reminded everyone that none of what Hill and Mahomes achieved during their time together would have been possible with head coach Andy Reid at the helm.
“But as you know, in coach Reid’s attack it takes the whole team,” Mahomes continued. “This offense rolled before I got here, this offense rolled when I was a young Cowboys fan and saw the Eagles beat up the Cowboys. It’s an offense involving more than one player and that includes myself.”
Joking around on the podium, Mahomes seemed to take Hill’s comments in stride – but they still took him a bit on guard.
“I haven’t talked to him since the podcast came out, but I talked to him at Formula 1 in Miami in May, and everything worked out fine,” laughed Mahomes.
Maybe Hill was really just trying to defend his new quarterback because he agreed with Griffin that Mahomes is “certified greatness.”