Tyreek Hill has provided some details on why he left the Kansas City Chiefs, revealing he felt he wasn't utilized enough. This offseason, Hill decided to leave tj Chiefs and sign with the Miami Dolphins. The Hill and Chiefs split came as a shock since nobody thought that Hill would indeed leave the Chiefs and their quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
"If teams are gonna give us favorable one-on-one matches against their best corner, I don't see why teams don't utilize their best receiver," Hill said on the first episode of his podcast. "And that's where probably like me and the Chiefs fell apart right there.
When I'm like, yo, I don't mean to talk or be a diva in some situation, but can I see the pill some time, please? Just give me the ball, please." Hill wanted a big payday and the Chiefs weren't willing to give as much money as Hill seeked.
In the end, Hill signed a four-year, $120 million deal with the Dolphins. "I tried my best. I talked to the big man, [head coach] Andy Reid. I talked to the quarterback. I'm like, 'Look, can we make something happen? Can we make something happen? Can the guaranteed money make sense to me? Can it make sense to my family, please?'"
Hill: Respect is very important to me
Once Hill became available, the Dolphins made a strong pursuit for the All-Pro wide receiver.
Hill feels the Dolphins are giving him the respect he deserves and added the Chiefs will feel his absence on the field. "I don't care about notoriety, though. I don't care about none of that. The only thing I care about is respect within the building.
Notoriety outside the building, I don't care about none of that, man. Because none of that ain't gonna win us games on Sunday. "I want the head coach to know that on Sundays, that defenses fear Tyreek Hill. That's what I want the head coach to know.
And the head coach do know that, though. He know that without the Cheetah on the field, he know that, 'Hey, Pat [Mahomes] you're gonna have a long day today.' " Some think that leaving Mahomes for Tua Tagovailoa wasn't the smartest thing to do.
However, Hill is more than confident in his new quarterback. "Obviously, like I'm gonna go with 15 (Mahomes) as the strongest arm, but as far as accuracy-wise, I'm going with Tua all day," Hill said.