New Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill has been rather bold, loud, and at times disrespectful of former quarterback Patrick Mahomes since his arrival in South Beach. Hill’s method of boosting Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s confidence while also taking shots at arguably the league’s best signal-caller could end up backfiring.
It could pressure Tua to perform at Mr. Ketchup on Errthang’s level.
From Reek saying Tua is more accurate to questioning how he was used in the dynamic Chiefs offense at times, the former Oklahoma State speedster hasn’t stopped talking since he was traded. Now some of what Hill has been spewing could be directly tied to him looking to bolster ratings for his new “It Needed To Be Said” podcast.
In fact, in a recent episode, Hill likened his and Tua’s connection to the short-lived marriage of former NBA star Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra, which lasted less than a week. That logic is a bit odd, but it’s Tyreek Hill, and he lives on the edge of different and a tad bit awkward.
— It Needed To Be Said (@cheetah_podcast) July 1, 2022
“All we gonna say is if you put certain people in certain situations, they’re going to succeed. That’s me, that’s Tua, that’s anybody that plays in a professional football league. If your organization believes in you, then they’ll set you up for certain success, and they definitely believe in this young man right here. I’m excited for the season, man.”
Tagovailoa was a special guest on the podcast with Hill.
Hill Says Expect Rodman/Electra Connection
In typical Tyreek Hill fashion, he offered an outlandish comparison, contrasting his relationship with his new quarterback to that of the NBA75 Anniversary Team member and the pop singer:
“Expect a Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra connection.” Their story was featured on the “Last Dance” docuseries.
Match made in Heaven 😂 pic.twitter.com/FIS41CSz90
— PFF (@PFF) July 1, 2022
Tua chimed in with his thoughts on the viral videos of him consistently under-throwing Hill.
“I’ve been underthrowing him so many times that he’s got people talking about how I can’t throw the deep ball,” Tagovailoa said jokingly.
Hill then responded with this quick pep talk.
“It’s all good. I just feel that our chemistry will get there. Look, it’s going to be about 2 a.m. one night and you’re gonna wake up and walk in your kitchen and I’m going to be washing your dishes. That’s how good our chemistry is gonna be.”
Being Hill’s QB Comes With A Lot Of Pressure
In what could be a make-or-break season for Tua in Miami, the added pressure of a player like Hill won’t necessarily make things easier. If he struggles, Hill who’s been a Pro Bowl player every season since 2016, and had 198 receptions for 2,515 yards and 24 touchdowns during that span, will definitely let it be known.
But if Tua can play at a high level then his new $30 million-per-year toy will make life easier as well. See it’s a two-edged sword, but it also totally depends on how well Tagovailoa plays the signal-caller position.