The Kansas City Chiefs have been so dominant since Patrick Mahomes took over as the QB, but that wasn’t enough for Tyreek Hill to want to stick around. He ultimately agreed to a deal that would make him the newest member of the Miami Dolphins while getting the contract he thought he deserved.
Hill’s departure was a bit of a surprise in Kansas City, however, at least one former teammate completely understands why he did it. During an appearance on the J-Mart and Ramon radio show, Chiefs offensive guard Trey Smith made it very clear that he still supports Hill.
“Yeah, the coaches are gonna do what they think is best for the organization and for the team. And I can’t blame Tyreek; he’s getting paid,” Smith said, via the Kansas City Star. “I’ll never blame a guy to get paid but he’s got to do what’s best for him. I’m really excited to see what he does in Miami, wishing him well.”
The Chiefs parted ways with the best deep-ball receiver of this era, as Hill leads the NFL in 20-yard, 30-yard, 40-yard, 50-yard, and 60-yard touchdowns since entering the league in 2016.
Since Patrick Mahomes became the Chiefs starting quarterback in 2018, Hill ranks seventh in the NFL in receptions, fourth in receiving yards, second in receiving touchdowns, and sixth in receiving first downs. Just last year, Hill recorded a career-high 111 receptions for 1,239 yards and nine touchdowns.
“I love watching Tyreek. He’s one of the coolest dudes to watch on the field,” Smith said. “I’ve never seen someone move like that. The attitude, demeanor, the swag he brings on the field, it’s fun to watch, man. It was fun to be around.”WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.