Tyreek Hill Hints His Love For Former Teammate Patrick Mahomes During His Fortnite Stream After Playing Him Down Against Tua Tagovailoa

Published 08/27/2022, 8:50 AM EDT

Fortnite recently added a character skin for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. While fans were enjoying the famous battle royale game in Mahomes’ presence, one unexpected player also stepped in to offer his admiration for Mahomes.

Tyreek Hill is the NFL’s quickest player, an All-Pro wide receiver, and the league’s highest-paid receiver. He’s also one of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s biggest fans. Along with this, he is a close buddy of his previous team’s quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. Thus, his love for the player is unconditional. This was proved recently when he streamed Fortnite with his character wearing a Patrick Mahomes skin.

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Tyreek Hill shows his love for Patrick Mahomes

In his recent stream, “Gaming with cheetah” Tyreek Hill played three Fortnite matches for around an hour. During which he finished, eighth, first, and fifth along with his gaming buddy and Miami Dolphins’ #3/Wide receiver Lynn Bowden Jr. (H.Huncho_1).

Nov 14, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) celebrates with quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) his touchdown scored against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Notably, Tyreek Hill is a fabulous Fortnite player and is on level 107, while Bowden Jr. also plays well and was on level 90. But the interesting part was when fans noticed that he was using Patrick Mahomes’ skin as his character for his games. This was a bit shocking for fans as a few weeks prior, Hill commented on Mahomes’ skill and took the side of his recent team’s QB Tua Tagovailoa.

In an episode of his podcast “It Needed to Be Said,” Hill likened the quarterback of the Miami Dolphins to Patrick Mahomes, a former teammate of his in Kansas City. He said, “Obviously, like I’m gonna go with 15 as the strongest arm but as far as accuracy-wise, I’m going with Tua all day.” After which, the Kansas City supporters were upset because they had been under the impression that Hill would never change his mind on Mahomes.

Why did Tyreek take Tua’s side?

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The reason behind Tyreek Hill taking Tua Tagovailoa’s side was because of the major stats that were tallied with Patrick Mahomes’ stats from last season. In addition to being fifth in the NFL in QBR last season with a 62.2, Tagovailoa was 18th with a 49.7. Their completion rates were close, with Mahomes’ 66.3% falling short of Tagovailoa’s 67.8%.

The fact that Tagovailoa had a completion percentage above the expectation of +0.9% compared to Mahomes’ -2.1% supports Hill’s claim that the quarterback for the Dolphins is a more accurate passer.

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Thus, it makes a strong case that Tagovailoa possibly can be better in some ways than Kansas City’s star Quarter Back, Patrick Mahomes. Do you think the same? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shivaditya Ghoshal

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Shivaditya Ghoshal is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Bachelor's in Computer Applications and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Commerce from Lucknow. Shivaditya holds a keen passion for video games and follows all the latest releases and trends in the gaming industry.

Edited By: Jito Tenson

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