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"Hill went a little too far" - Mike Florio believes Tyreek Hill knowingly took a shot at Patrick Mahomes 

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill
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The Miami Dolphins acquired Tyreek Hill this off season from the Kansas City Chiefs, and the All-Pro wide receiver seems to be very confident in his new quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa.

Miami's new wideout is so confident in Tagovailoa that he even called the quarterback more accurate than Patrick Mahomes.

Dolphins' Tyreek Hill makes wild claim about Tua Tagovailoa's accuracy fxn.ws/3NJX4nH

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio addressed the new Dolphin's comments, saying he felt the wide receiver took a shot at Mahomes.

"Hill was asked to compare Tua to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Hill went a little too far in his assessment of Tua, calling him more accurate than Mahomes, even though Hill has never played in a single game with Tua."

Florio added that asking the receiver to compare his current quarterback to his former signal-caller in Mahomes was like comparing Derek Anderson to Peyton Manning.

"Tua has done nothing in two seasons as an NFL quarterback to deserve to even be in the conversation with Mahomes. It’s like comparing Derek Anderson based on his 2007 season to Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. But Hill, at the urging of co-host Julius Collins, wrote a check that Tua will have to now honor with his play in 2022."
By touting Tua Tagovailoa's accuracy as being even better than Patrick Mahomes's, Tyreek Hill has placed even more pressure on Tua for 2022. wp.me/pbBqYq-cirk

Tyreek Hill might be onto something regarding pass completion percentages

New England Patriots v Miami Dolphins.
New England Patriots v Miami Dolphins.

Hill, it seems, might have a point. Tua Tagovailoa is surprisingly more accurate than Patrick Mahomes.

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Tagovailoa's completion percentage in the last two seasons is 66.2. Mahomes' regular-season completion percentage in his career is 66.1, and his playoff completion percentage is 66.2.

Of course, this doesn't technically mean Tagovailoa is more accurate than Mahomes. Mahomes has played in 40 more regular-season games than the Dolphins signal-caller, and his throwing style is different.

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Mahomes throws more deep balls than Tagovailoa, who plays in a system that demands a lot of shorter throws. The schemes that each quarterback plays in are designed according to their strengths.

Mahomes has one of the strongest arms in the league, which is why Andy Reid likes to push the ball downfield to arguably the fastest receiving corps in the NFL. On the other hand, Tagovailoa's left arm fits better into dink-and-dunk style offenses, which started under former Patriots coach Brian Flores.

The backlash Miami's new wideout received clearly points to who the public believes the more accurate quarterback is.


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