Tyreek Hill Suggests His New QB Tua Tagovailoa Won’t Hit The Heights Patrick Mahomes Did In His First Three Years in NFL: “They Only Give You Like Two Or Three Years To Be A Successful Quarterback”

Published 07/19/2022, 10:00 AM EDT

Tyreek Hill embraces the next chapter in his life after joining the Miami Dolphins. As he pairs up with Tua Tagovailoa, the WR feels that his new QB won’t hit the same heights as Patrick Mahomes. Moreover, he suggested that this is Tua’s last year before he finds himself in the mix, considering he doesn’t produce something exceptional.

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What Mahomes did with the Chiefs coming from Texas Tech is remarkable. Tyreek Hill saw the growth of Mahomes from a rookie to a Super Bowl-winning champion at the age of 26. Hill’s expectations are already high since he used to play with a QB of Mahomes’ caliber.

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Hill may regret leaving the Chiefs and Mahomes in his prime. But the WR hopes that Tagovailoa will improve his game in the last chance to cement his place. The Dolphins are also looking to sign Sean Payton as their HC in 2023, and he likes to make robust changes.

Nov 8, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) breaks the tackle of Arizona Cardinals linebacker Markus Golden (44) and Arizona Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy (33) during the second half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Similarly, Hill feels that Tua Tagovailoa can make a statement this season. The Cheetah and Mahomes were UNDISPUTEDLY the greatest QB/WR duo in the AFC West before his trade. But the question of Hill replicating the same greatness with Tua still looms.

Is the regret starting to set in for Tyreek Hill?

On his podcast, ‘It Needed To Be Said’, Hill says, “You know, in the NFL, they only give you like two or three years to be a successful quarterback, especially if you’re a first-round draft pick. And if you don’t succeed after those years, then it’s, ‘kick rocks, man.’ So, basically, they’re going to put Tua into that. So this is basically his last year, man, just to show people what he got.”

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It’s crystal clear. Tyreek Hill understands the pressure the Dolphins‘ QB is going through. It will be difficult for Tua to manage such high expectations.

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

Leaving Patrick Mahomes during his time is something that any player would regret. However, Tua’s chance to shine hasn’t withered away, and he has the wrath of WR Tyreek Hill to his rescue this time.

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Ayush Jha

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Ayush Jha is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He is a current graduate of the University of Delhi and has worked on publishing academic research in the past. Ayush has always been an avid sports lover, representing his school team in cricket and soccer.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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