“See My Boys Out There”: Tyreek Hill Gets Candid on Watching Kansas City Chiefs’ Success After His Trade to Miami

Published 11/16/2022, 2:00 PM EST
Jun 2, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) reacts from the field during minicamp at Baptist Health Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

In a surprising turn of events, wide receiver Tyreek Hill moved to the Miami Dolphins after a successful six seasons stint in Kansas City. Following a breakdown in contract extension talks, the wideout felt it was time to move on. While the Chiefs were reluctant to lose the speedy receiver, they have since moved on and are currently enjoying a great season. And in spite of both the teams being in the AFC, Hill seems to be happy about his former team.

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In a recent interaction with the press, Hill had nothing but good words for his ex-teammates. Especially Patrick Mahomes. Seeing the Chiefs racking up wins this season, does not surprise the WR at all. According to the 28-year-old, the Mahomes-led team is something special. “That boy, Pat (Mahomes). He’s just special.’ It’s just something about that team,” said Hill. He heaped more praises onto Mahomes, his former quarterback. “Patrick is just on another level. He’s playing a different game than everybody,” he added. Giving the whole team a bit of positive reinforcement after quite a bit of time. He ended by saying, “I’m just glad to see my boys out there balling.”

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Tyreek Hill: Will he be remembered in Kansas City?

The Chiefs drafted the wideout in the 5th round of the 2016 NFL draft. While he only received 593 yards in his first season, he went on a run in the next few seasons. In the next 5 seasons with the team, Hill did not miss crossing 1000 yards, except in the 2019 season in which he missed a few games due to injury. His unmatched pace even earned him the nickname ‘Cheetah’.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – JANUARY 12: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs and Tyreek Hill #10 celebrate a touchdown pass to Travis Kelce #87 (not pictured) in the second quarter of the AFC Divisional playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 12, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

In all of his six years in the city, the Cheetah earned a pro bowl selection and 3 First-Team all-pro honours. This is a remarkable feat for a player. The trio of Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Hill formed one of the most dynamic attacks in the NFL. They won a Super Bowl together in 2020 and reached the grand stage again the next year, but just fell short in front of Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Why did they split?

As evidently clear, the association has helped both parties. The Chiefs and Hill were a sure-shot success story. So it was a surprise for many to see Hill go to Miami this off-season. The Dolphins offered the wide threat, a 4 year $120 million contract with $72.2 million guaranteed. That is one of the biggest contracts for a WR in the history of the NFL. But according to the 28-year-old player, apart from the money, it was also about him not being utilized.

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The player often felt underutilized. Hill’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, commented on his departure, explaining that the player “wasn’t fully appreciated”. And while the Cheetah entered the final year of his contract, the Chiefs decided to cash in on the player. They received a plethora of draft picks for a player they could have lost for free. On the other hand, in just 10 games this season, Hill has 1148 yards already. So it seems that both parties can look ahead with a positive outlook on what transpired earlier this year.

Watch this story: Patrick Mahomes responds to Tyreek Hill’s comparison with Tua Tagovailoa.

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Avinash Singh

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Avinash Singh is an NFL author for EssentiallySports. He has honors in Economics from Amity University, Noida. His favorite player is Tom Brady, as he credits the GOAT and his story for making him a fan of the sport.

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