Tyreek Hill: I got death threats for comparing Tagovailoa to Mahomes
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill said that he received death threats after he said that his new quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, was a more accurate passer than his former teammate Patrick Mahomes.
"I got death threats," Hill said on the latest episode of his "It Needed To Be Said" podcast. "Every social media account I own, I got death threats on."
Hill said the observation wasn't meant as a slight toward Mahomes but was intended to build up Tagovailoa.
On the first episode of Hill's podcast, he said he'd been frustrated with the Chiefs. Mahomes later said he was "surprised a little" by Hill's comments about the team, but the former MVP didn't take issue with the comparison to Tagovailoa.
"We all know Patrick Mahomes is great," Hill said. "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's also great, in my opinion."
Hill spent six seasons with the Chiefs' key member during their Super Bowl LIV title run. He racked up 479 receptions, 6,630 yards, and 56 touchdowns during his Kansas City tenure.
The Chiefs traded Hill to the Dolphins in a blockbuster deal that came with a four-year, $120-million contract extension, making him the highest-paid wideout in the league.
The three-time All-Pro said the trade to Miami was difficult because he enjoyed his time with the Chiefs. "It's tough leaving a situation like we had in Kansas City," he said.
Hill called Mahomes arguably one of the best quarterbacks in the league and rated the pair as one of the top-15 QB-WR connections of all time. He also said he views Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and head coach Andy Reid as among the best at their respective positions.