Tyreek Hill opens up on how Tua Tagovailoa compares to Patrick Mahomes
Tua Tagovailoa’s new WR1 is confident in the former Alabama quarterback’s capabilities.
All-Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill premiered his new podcast “It Needed To Be Said” on Friday. Episode 1 “The Trade” focused on Hill’s trade from the Kansas City Chiefs to Tagovailoa’s Miami Dolphins. During the episode, Hill compared Tagovailoa to his former Chiefs QB, Patrick Mahomes.
While Tagovailoa’s arm isn’t as strong as Mahomes’, Hill thinks it’s plenty strong to throw a deep ball. The superstar wideout said Tagovailoa is more accurate than the 2018 NFL MVP.
“I’ve had a chance to see Tua throw the ball, to myself, but…he’s that dude, bro,” Hill said, per ProFootballTalk. “Like, what a lot of people don’t know, like, I’m not just saying this because he’s my quarterback now…like, I’m not trying to get more targets right now, but what I’m trying to say is Tua is that deal, bro. … Bro, he has a heck of an arm, bro. He’s accurate. He can throw the deep ball, and he actually goes through his reads, where people are like on Twitter like saying, ‘Oh, he doesn’t go through his reads.’ Man, this dude is that dude.”
“Obviously, like I’m gonna go with 15 (Mahomes) as the strongest arm, but as far as accuracy-wise, I’m going with Tua all day,” Hill added.
Hill also looked back on the time he recorded 140 yards catching passes from Matt Moore. Tagovailoa is worth 10 Moores, according to Hill.
“I just want people to understand I went for 150 (sic) with Matt Moore as my quarterback,” Hill said. “I love you, Matt Moore. Versus the Minnesota Vikings. If you don’t remember that game, 150 (sic) and 1 touchdown with Matt Moore as my quarterback. … I love Matt Moore, but Tua T. is 10 Matt Moores.”