Miami Dolphins wideout Tyreek Hill says he received death threats over his comments about Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
"I just feel like a lot of people just overreacted for no reason. ... They really didn't see what I said. A lot of people are just acting off emotion," Hill said on the second episode of his podcast It Needed to Be Said. He added, "Every social media account I own, I got death threats on."
"If teams are gonna give us favorable one-on-one matchups against their best corner, I don't see why teams don't utilize their best receiver," Hill said. "And that's where probably the Chiefs and I fell apart right there. When I'm like, 'Yo, I don't mean to talk or be a diva in some situation but can I see the ball sometime, please? Just give me the ball, please.'"
Mahomes said he was "surprised" by Hill's comments.
"I'm surprised a little just because I felt like we love Tyreek here. We’ve always loved him. We still love him," Mahomes told reporters last Thursday. "I saw him out at Formula 1 in Miami and everything like that. But I'm sure it had something to do with trying to get his podcast some stuff, get it rolling. But definitely I still love Tyreek. He's a one-of-a-kind player."
The Dolphins traded first-. second- and fourth-round picks in 2022 and fourth- and sixth-round selections in 2023 to the Chiefs in exchange for Hill. As part of the deal, Hill signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension.
Hill said he was also underwhelmed by the Chiefs in extension talks before asking for a trade. According to his account of events, Kansas City was not even willing to make him an offer worth $25 million per season.
As far as his usage complaints, the numbers don't provide much backing. Hill set career highs in targets (159) and receptions (111) last season, though the Chiefs offense did have fewer explosive plays down the field.