WR Tyreek Hill On His Departure From Kansas City: ‘The Only Thing That Matters To Me Is Respect Within The Building’

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill participates in exercises at the NFL football team’s practise facility in Miami Gardens, Fla.

In the two and a half months since the Kansas City Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins, the conversation has centred on Hill’s fit in the Miami offence and Kansas City’s strategy for replacing the game-breaking wide receiver.

Hill was pleased to circle back and explain what led to the rupture of his relationship with the Chiefs in the first place on his debut instalment of the It Needed To Be Said podcast.

What He Said?

“I don’t see why teams don’t use their greatest receiver if they’re going to give us favourable one-on-one matches versus their top corner,” Hill told Pro Football Talk.

“And that’s where a lot of people, including myself and the Chiefs, probably went apart right then.” When I’m like, yeah, I’m not trying to be a diva or anything, but can I see the pill at some point, please? Please just hand the ball over to me.”

Hill’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, joined on the podcast and expressed his belief that the Chiefs in 2021 squandered Hill’s abilities on occasion.

Tyreek Was Underappreciated

“There were a number of occasions throughout the year when we felt like Tyreek was underutilised and underappreciated, and that they weren’t fully utilising all of his potential and talent,” Rosenhaus said. “However, Tyreek is a stalwart. He didn’t say anything about it. He was a consummate professional.”

There have been many of No. 1 wide receivers in NFL history who have complained about being target-starved, but does Hill’s argument hold water?

Hill had five or less targets in five games in 2021, compared to only once in 2020, when he had five or fewer targets in five games.


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