Imagine being a wide receiver so fast that most quarterbacks couldn’t hit you in stride. That has been the case in all of Tyreek Hill’s life.
“Pat (Mahomes) is the first guy that I have played with that has the arm strength,” Hill said. “That’s not taking anything away from other quarterbacks I have played with, but Pat is something special.”
Earlier in the day, Mahomes showcased his rare ability to hit Hill.
Friday wasn’t the first time that Hill has been vocal about his speed, though.
He’s also thrown some shade at Madden, after seeing that the veteran wide receiver Devin Hester had 100 speed on Madden 18 — and he, despite being the fastest player in the NFL — only had 98.
“I am happy about being the fastest, but I feel like I was supposed to have 100 speed,” Hill said. “Devin Hester had 100. I’m faster than Devin Hester. Nothing against Devin Hester, but I feel like I’m faster than Devin Hester, so I should have 100 speed.”
Hill has every reason to be confident. After 1,183 yards on 75 catches in 2017 (No. 7 in the NFL) and 593 on 61 his rookie season, his growth trajectory is very promising for a 24-year-old in this league.
As he continues to find new ways to use his speed and skill set at training camp, Hill has welcomed the addition of Sammy Watkins.
Watkins may not be able to match Hill’s speed, but he is still extremely fast and skillful, offering competition to Hill that may not have existed before on the Chiefs.
“That’s everything we do,” Hill said about competing with Watkins. “We always talk about pushing each other and competing within each other trying to catch the most balls in a day, trying to make a DB fall or something like that. That’s what it’s all about — coming out here and having fun and competing with your brothers.”
But a question still remains.
Is Hill worried about not being on the receiving end of as many of Mahomes’ passes now with Watkins here?
Not so much.
“I’m still gonna be the guy who makes big plays and Sammy’s gonna be the guy who makes big plays also,” Hill said. “We’ve got what it takes to go all the way and I feel like the addition of Sammy helps us because we’ve got more weapons on the field now.”
And those “weapons” are all on the same page when it comes to how they want to play together this season and the goals they have set for this team.
“None of us are selfish,” Hill said. “All of us want to win. We already talked about it as an offense and we already know what we want and we already know what’s at hand. We just want to win.”