Patrick Mahomes’ performance in 2018 has made many Chiefs fans in Kansas City believe there are good things to come in the future. Apparently that extends to his teammates, too.
Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill spoke about Mahomes to SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday, and by the sound of it, playing with the quarterback makes Hill believe he has a good chance to win this year’s Pro Bowl MVP. The 2019 Pro Bowl is Sunday at 2 p.m. Arrowhead Time on ESPN and ABC.
“I got a chance to win the MVP, hopefully,” Hill told Cole Wright and Kirk Morrison on Pro Bowl Live, per SiriusXM’s website. “Because Pat, he’s always going to be looking for me down the field doing my thing. I had a lot of goals this year. 2019 Pro Bowl MVP wasn’t one of them, so I’m going to go ahead and add that on there.”
Hill finished the 2018 season with 87 receptions for 1,479 yards and 12 receiving touchdowns, as well as 22 rushes for 151 yards and one touchdown on the ground. Hill’s single-season receiving yardage is the most in Chiefs’ history.
Travis Kelce was the last Chiefs player to win the Pro Bowl MVP award back in 2016. Kelce split the award with Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander.
Mahomes is the favorite for this year’s Associated Press MVP award.
“I mean, the sky’s the limit,” Hill added. “We tell ourselves that we control our own destiny, so we’re going to live by that and we’re going to play by that. We’re going to come out next year, we’re going to stay hungry, we’re going to stay humble and we’re just going to compete and get better as the weeks go by.”
“It’s tough, man,” Hill said. “It’s not the way that we wanted to end things, but we live and we learn. So next year, when we’re in that same position, we’re going to be able to move forward from mistakes that we made this past game.”