When discussing Mahomes vs. Tua Tagovailoa, Hill said the ‘Fins QB was more accurate. He added that he believed he wasn’t necessarily used right in the Chiefs’ system, and said Mahomes’ job was now going to be much more difficult without him around.
In his second episode of his “It Needed To Be Said” pod … Hill said the responses he got from fans to those statements were scary.
“Every social media account I own, I got death threats on,” the 28-year-old said. “Which is ridiculous.”
Hill explained he believed some of his comments were taken out of context — adding, “They really didn’t see what I said. A lot of people are just acting off emotion.”
Mahomes himself said he was “surprised” by the comments … but Hill made it clear in Tuesday’s pod that he still has love for his ex-teammate, and was just trying to express his belief in his new one.
“We all know Patrick Mahomes is great,” the receiver said. “We know that. We know that. But, right now, I’m going into a new season with a new quarterback who’s trying to head in the same direction as Patrick and do great things and lead this team to a Super Bowl championship — who’s also great, in my opinion. He just doesn’t have the accolades of yet. I believe in him.”