Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill claims he has received death threats on "every social account" following the comments he made about Patrick Mahomes. In the first episode of his It Needed To Be Said podcast, Hill said Mahomes Mahomes has the stronger arm but its his new quarterback Tua Tagovailoa who's the more accurate quarterbacks of the two.
“I just feel like a lot of people overreacted, man,” Hill said on his podcast It Needed To Be Said. “A lot of people are just acting emotional”. Many were absolutely stunned by Hill's comments as Mahomes is considered as one of the best quarterbacks in the league, while Tagovailoa has yet to prove that he is a quality quarterback and that he can win.
“Every social media account I owned, I got death threats on,” Hill added. “Which is ridiculous”.
The comments Hill made which prompted death threats
"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 on the first episode of his podcast.
"We all know Patrick Mahomes is great. We know that. But, right now, I’m going into a new season with a new quarterback who’s trying to head in the same direction as Patrick and do great things and lead this team to a Super Bowl championship — who is also great, in my opinion.
He just doesn’t have the accolades, of yet. I believe in him”. When Mahomes was asked about Hill's comments, he said he was surprised but refused to talk negatively about his former teammate. "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."
Hill was seeking a massive extension this offseason and the Kansas City Chiefs couldn't meet his demands. Hill was allowed to find a trade partner and he ended up signing a four-year, $120 million deal with the Dolphins.