The Kansas City Chiefs long ago moved on from wide receiver Tyrek Hill, whom he sent off to the Miami Dolphins for a package of draft picks in the offseason, helping them to be young and deep across the board.
Hill hasn’t exactly done that in Miami.
In his debut podcast last week, Hill claimed Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was more accurate than Kansas City counterpart Patrick Mahomes, a Pro Bowl pick each of his four years as starter and 2018 league MVP.
Hill also claimed that he didn’t get enough of the ball and didn’t use it properly at Kansas City – a hidden shot at coach Andy Reid – even though he saw a career-high 159 goals and 9.4 per game and 111 for 1,239. Hold it close yards and nine touchdowns last season.
So when the Chiefs ended their mandatory three-day minicamp on Thursday, and tried to wait for training camp to start in just over a month, he was pulled back to discuss his 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. “I still love him. Saw him in Formula 1 in Miami. I bet it all had something to do with his podcast getting some stuff up and running.”
As far as wanting more of the ball in Kansas City’s dynamic offense? Mahomes never heard of it during the season.
“Definitely new in the sense of how it was on the podcast,” he said. “When you are competitive that he is, and the thing I love about Tyrek – you want to win. I know he wanted the ball to help us win.”
Mahomes largely dismissed the rest of the podcast, including the part about his accuracy, pointing out that Kansas City has played four AFC championships in a row, reaching two Super Bowls and winning one of them as centerpiece. won under
“It doesn’t get me at all. As long as we’re winning football matches and scoring points, I’m doing things the right way.” “As long as we’re scoring touchdowns and winning the Super Bowl, I’m fine with it.”
Reid took the high road when asked about the podcast, saying only: “I love Tyrek. He’s a good kid.”