Tyreek Hill slips in casual F-bomb on ESPN while hyping up Tua Tagovailoa as 'most accurate QB in the NFL'
There's gassing up your boy, and then there's what Tyreek Hill has done for his new quarterback Tua Tagovailoa this NFL off-season.
First, during the debut of his new podcast "It Needed To Be Said," the Miami Dolphins wideout waded into the dangerous waters of comparing Tagovailoa to Patrick Mahomes, his former quarterback in Kansas City. "Obviously, like I’m gonna go with 15 as the strongest arm," said Hill. "But as far as accuracy-wise, I’m going with Tua all day."
Naturally, that opened up Hill, and to a much greater extent Tagovailoa, to a cavalcade of social-media criticism. During another podcast a few weeks later, Hill touted a "Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman connection" between he and Tua for the 2022 season, which is a totally normal thing to say.
With training camp fast approaching, Tyreek continues to die on the Tua hill (get it?). The cheetah went on ESPN's "First Take" Monday morning, and he was asked by former New York Jet linebacker Bart Scott why he took his talents to South Beach rather than Gotham, where cougar extraordinaire Zach Wilson is being similarly hyped up by the Gang Green faithful. In his explanation, Hill was yet again effusive in his praise for Tagovailoa.
"I've said it once and I'll say it again, Zach Wilson is a dog," says Hill. "But I'd rather play with the most accurate QB in the NFL."
Those strong words prompted "First Take" host Molly Qerim to follow up, asking what he's seen from Tagovailoa to call him the most accurate QB in the NFL. Here's Hill's full answer, complete with a casual F-bomb slipped in at the 1 minute 11-second mark:
Think whatever you want about Tyreek's Tua comments and opinions, but one thing you cannot deny is that he has made the Miami Dolphins must-see television this upcoming season. It could end up being magical between he, Tua and new head coach Mike McDaniel (like Carmen Electra-Dennis Rodman magical) or it could end up being one of the bigger car crashes of a season in recent memory. Either way, no one will be able to look away.
Underthrown by a mile? Yes. Accurate as hell? You bet. That's Tyreek's story and he's sticking to it.