Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill recently joined TMZ Sports to help promote his new clothing brand, Soul Runner. This marked Hill’s first interview since Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes signed his 10-year, up-to $503 million extension with the club.
“I’m proud of my boy, Pat. I’m really happy for him,” Hill said. “Hell, I thought he was worth even more, but I’m proud of him. I’m very proud of him. I proud of Chris Jones. I’m proud of just the Chiefs in general man, for getting all these done because they understand that right now is our time. This is our window to be great, for us to build that dynasty, and I’m just happy to be along with them.
“I’m very thankful for the Chiefs for giving me my opportunities, for just having my back throughout my situations, and that’s all I got to say. I’m very grateful to be apart of this team and the brotherhood. The family.”
Hill, who boasts a sub-4.3 40-yard dash time, is widely regarded as the fastest player in the NFL. Add in Travis Kelce, Mecole Hardman, Sammy Watkins and now Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and the Chiefs may be even tougher to deal with in 2020 than they were in 2019.
“We’re very dangerous,” Hill said. “We added a rookie running back (Edwards-Helaire), who is tremendous out of the backfield on third down. Pat — he’s going to be Pat. He’s going to go down as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Our running backs are great. Tight end, we got TK (Travis Kelce), swaggiest on and off the field. Our wideouts, the fastest WR group in the league. We could have our own Olympic team if we wanted. We great. Then our offensive line, we got the big boys up front to get the job done, too. We’re just a complete offense, I feel like, and we’re just going to continue to grow together and get better and just continue to learn each other.”
Hill explained that what makes the group work is the selflessness and the desire to win titles.
“This group is special,” he said. “There’s not egos. There’s none of that. All of us want to be great and all of us want to win, so that’s the great part about wanting to be apart of this team — there’s never a question in anyone’s head that, ‘Hey this guy wants the ball.’ Now, granted, I will say — there have been times where you see guys be like, ‘Coach, I could have done this better.’ But you would never see that consistently where a guy’s like, ‘Hey coach. Give me the ball.’
“You won’t see that... I can be like, ‘Hey coach. Kelce is going to be wide open on this play. I run my route, Pat, throw him the ball.’ That’s our mindset. We try to create opportunities for each other.”
Hill is expected to report to Chiefs training camp in Kansas City with the other team veterans on Saturday.
Hill races Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens
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