Chiefs’ Trey Smith on Tyreek Hill: I’ll never blame a guy for getting paid

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There’s been some ill will and even death threats since Tyreek Hill‘s contract demands led the Chiefs to trade him to the Dolphins, but one former teammate is standing up for Hill’s right to seek greener pastures.

Chiefs guard Trey Smith said on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville that the business of football dictates that players need to do what’s best for themselves, because the coaches and front office executives will always do what’s best for the team.

“Yeah, the coaches are gonna do what they think is best for the organization and for the team. And I can’t blame Tyreek; he’s getting paid,” Smith said. “I’ll never blame a guy to get paid but he’s got to do what’s best for him. I’m really excited to see what he does in Miami, wishing him well.”

Smith said he’ll miss watching Hill’s impressive feats on the practice field.

“I love watching Tyreek. He’s one of the coolest dudes to watch on the field. I’ve never seen someone move like that. The attitude, demeanor, the swag he brings on the field, it’s fun to watch, man. It was fun to be around,” Smith said.

Smith added, however, that he’s confident the Chiefs will reload on offense and be in good shape in 2022. Smith seems to think the Hill trade was one that works for both sides.

11 responses to “Chiefs’ Trey Smith on Tyreek Hill: I’ll never blame a guy for getting paid

  1. FWIW, both the team and Tyrek got fair treatment. Several years ago the Chiefs took a gifted player with notable off field issues, and helped him become a super star when paired with the league’s best QB. Hill wanted to be the league’s highest paid receiver, but that was simply not workable for the overall good of the team. Now he has relocated to a place he calls home, is paid tons of money and the Chiefs return on their investment in Hill is a solid crew of young, capable players where they are needed.

  2. Hill was a part time RB in his last year of college at Oklahoma State, catching only 31 passes and scoring one receiving TD. The Chiefs drafted him in the 5th round as a curiosity, thinking he might be a good kick returner. He became a HOF trajectory WR because he works hard. His agent is good at stirring things up for the financial benefit of his players, but stirring things up is not always the best thing for the player to do. Best for Hill to continue to let his talking be done on the field, looking forward instead of back. He was fun to watch. Wishing him all the best.

  3. You don’t blame him for getting paid but wait til things don’t go the way they went in KC. Wait til he starts complaining in the media or throwing tantrums on the sideline. Wait til he becomes a distraction and you get asked about him everyday. Then we’ll see whether you blame him.

  4. great quarterbacks need great receivers and vise versa…
    both are a threat to score any time they are on the field, and together, just that much bigger a threat.
    im gonna miss that show.

  5. I wouldn’t be surprised if someday Tyreek admitted he was selfish and should of stayed with Pat.

  6. Definitely do not disagree with an athlete wanting to get paid. It’s a harsh business, after all.

  7. steelcurtainn says:
    June 25, 2022 at 3:58 pm
    So what they says is your all about money. Sad!

    27Rate This—––—— let me know when you start volunteering to work for free

  8. I never criticize NFL players for trying to make as much money as possible, but I do get annoyed at the receivers who seem to be the most selfish and immature professional athletes in all of professional sports.

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