Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes admitted he was a bit surprised by Tyreek Hill's recent comments but added he has nothing but love for his ex-teammate. In the first episode of his podcast It Needed To Be Said, Hill stated that Tua Tagovailoa was more accurate quarterback than Mahomes.
Hill's claim stunned the NFL community and reporters wanted to know what was Mahomes' reaction to hearing those comments. "I'm surprised a little just because I feel like we love Tyreek here," Mahomes said, when asked about Hill's comments.
"We've always loved him. We still love him. I saw him out at Formula One in Miami. I'm sure it had something to do with trying to get his podcast some stuff and get it rolling. I still love Tyreek. He's a one-of-a-kind player.
In coach [Andy] Reid's offense it takes the whole team. This offense was rolling before I got here. This offense was rolling when I was a young Cowboys fan watching the Eagles [coached by Reid] beat up on the Cowboys. It's an offense that's more than one player, and that includes myself."
Mahomes surprised by Hill's comments
This offseason, Hill left the Chiefs as he signed a massive four-year, $120 million deal with the Miami Dolphins. Reflecting on Hill's recent comments, Mahomes said he feels Hill is just trying to support his new teammates.
"I talked to him at Formula One in Miami in May, and everything seemed fine," Mahomes said. "It's something I'm sure that he's trying to show he loves where he's at in Miami and he loves his teammates.
The thing I loved about Tyreek and I still love is that he wants to win. I feel like the coverages we were getting [from] defenses were really accounting for him, so we had to go other places [with the ball]. When he's a competitor like that, you want to have a chance to impact the games.
I know he wanted to get the ball as much as possible to help us win. It wasn't a selfish thing. We were winning football games, especially at the end of the season, so I don't think he really brought that to our attention.
It doesn't get to me at all. As long as we're winning football games and we're putting up points, I think I'm doing my job the right way. It doesn't have to be the best accuracy or the best completion percentage in the world. As long as we're scoring touchdowns and winning Super Bowls, I'll take it."