The Kansas City Chiefs long ago pulled wide receiver Tyreek Hill, whom they sent to the Miami Dolphins during the offseason for a package of draft picks that have helped them get younger and deeper across the board .
Hill didn’t quite do the same in Miami.
In his debut podcast last week, Hill claimed that Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was more accurate than his Kansas City counterpart Patrick Mahomes, a Pro Bowl pick in each of his four years as a starter and 2018 league MVP.
Hill also claimed he didn’t get enough of the ball and wasn’t used properly at Kansas City — a veiled shot at coach Andy Reid — despite seeing a career-high 159 goals and 9.4 per game and catching 111 passes for 1,239 had yards and nine touchdowns last season.
As the Chiefs wrapped up their mandatory three-day mini-camp Thursday and tried to look forward to the start of training camp in just over a month, they were pulled back into the discussion about their former teammate.
“I’m a little surprised,” Mahomes said of the content of the podcast, which also featured Hill’s agent Drew Rosenhaus and his co-host and attorney Julius Collins. “Still love him. Saw him at Formula 1 in Miami. I’m sure it all had something to do with getting his podcast and getting it working.”
Want the ball more on Kansas City’s dynamic offense? Mahomes never heard a peep from it during the season.
“Definitely new in the sense that it was on the podcast,” he said. “If you’re the competitor that he is and what I liked about Tyreek, then you want to win. I know he wanted the ball as badly as he could to help us win.”
Mahomes largely dismissed the rest of the podcast, including the bit about its accuracy, pointing out that Kansas City had played four straight AFC championships, reached two Super Bowls and won one of them with him under center.
“It doesn’t concern me at all. As long as we win football games and get points, I’ll do things right,” he said. “As long as we’re getting touchdowns and winning Super Bowls, I’m fine with that.”
When asked about the podcast, Reid simply said, “I love Tyreek. He is a good boy.”
https://www.ocregister.com/2022/06/19/chiefs-quarterback-patrick-mahomes-surprised-by-criticism-from-new-dolphins-receiver-tyreek-hill-in-podcast-2/ Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes ‘surprised’ by criticism from new Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill on podcast – Orange County Register