Tyreek Hill on Tua Tagovailoa: This is basically his last year to show people what he’s got

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Athletes like to say they ignore the noise. And they also like to react to the noise they are ignoring.

Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill has spent plenty of time in the five episodes of his podcast reacting to the noise surrounding quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. In the latest episode, featuring Dolphins receiver Jaylen Waddle, Hill once again defends Tua — and floats an interesting conspiracy theory regarding the thing that sparked the most criticism of Tua during the 2022 offseason.

“It’s gonna be a lot of people taking their words back on what they said about [Tua],” Hill said. His co-host, Julius Collins, tried to get Hill to name names.

“Reporters, analysts, Twitter trolls,” Hill said. “All those people are gonna take their words back on what they said about [Tua]. I’m gonna be sitting there, eating my popcorn.”

It’s easy to forget that the criticism came mainly from a clip that was posted by the Dolphins on social media of Tua underthrowing Hill. Hill now seems to suggest that the Dolphins posted that clip on purpose.

“I really believe they showed that clip of Tua under throwing me just to get people talking,” Hill said. “Because they really know what Tua’s capable of, for real.”

So, to summarize, Hill thinks the Dolphins may have posted a clip of Tua underthrowing Hill in order to get people talking. And it worked. And Hill thinks those people who swallowed the hook that was deliberately baited by the Dolphins will have to take back the words that the Dolphins specifically prompted them to say.

All of this talk about Tua serves only to put more attention, and in turn pressure, on what he does in 2022. Hill also realizes that, right or wrong, it’s up or out for Tua in 2022.

“You know, in the NFL they only give you like two or three years to be a successful quarterback, especially if you’re a first-round draft pick,” Hill said. “And if you don’t succeed after those years, then it’s kick rocks, man. So, basically, they’re going to put Tua into that. So this is basically his last year, man, just to show people what he’s got.”

And that’s the most accurate thing Hill has said about Tua. This is it. No excuses. The team is in place around him. If he doesn’t get it done, the Dolphins will become the most attractive destination for a veteran quarterback looking for a new home in 2023, whether it’s Tom Brady, Lamar Jackson, or someone else who may decide after 2022 to start looking to stack the deck in his favor.

66 responses to “Tyreek Hill on Tua Tagovailoa: This is basically his last year to show people what he’s got

  1. Miami has a rough schedule to start the season. He may be benched by week 3. Maybe the Dolphins should take a run at Jimmy G. or Teddy Bridgewater will be playing for his 5th different team in 5 seasons which would seem like a record.

  2. So, to summerize, if Tyreek’s numbers plummet it’s not his fault. It’s Tua’s.

  3. The more Reek talks, the deeper the hole he’s digging gets for both him and Tua. So glad he’s no longer a Chief.

  4. I remain ever thankful to the Miami Dolphins drafting Tua and letting Herbert fall the Chargers. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  5. Just in case Kansas City had any regrets, when they read stuff like this, those regrets go away.

  6. Um, i dont think this is a good way to support your new guy puts un needed pressure on him and its not up to you when the Phins are gonna make him prove his worth, pipe down Tyreek

  7. Mark my words, the Dolphins trading for Hill will wind up being another franchise disaster, you can already see it coming.

  8. Is Tyreek Hill Rua’s official spokesperson? Sure seems like he gets a lotta question about him.

  9. It appears the only thing faster than Tyreek’s legs, is Tyreek’s mouth and it’s writing a lot of checks Tua’s arm can’t cash.

  10. After 3 years we should have a pretty firm idea of how good a player he is.
    If he is so-so / near average I would pick up his 5th year option, but not give him a big contract.

    One of the mistakes teams make is having a so-so QB and pretending he will improve and pay him a huge salary, setting them back for a few years.

    If he is just so-so they should draft a QB and let them compete.

  11. “So, to summerize, if Tyreek’s numbers plummet it’s not his fault. It’s Tua’s.”

    Well spoke!

  12. Wow. Tyreek is a fool. He’s putting pressure on his QB….for no good reason.

  13. It is so good to trade for a WR who now has a platform to throw the rest of the team under the bus. Give me the draft picks and cap space, you can have the diva WR.

  14. Whether it’s McNabb, Kolb, or now Hill, Reid never lets his players go without knowing something about them is about to implode. We’re seeing another case of this play out in real time.

  15. Bye, bye Tua. One of the worst QB’s in the league. They must be kicking themselves not taking Herbert. Those that are going to down vote please look at the actual data. He is 80% completion when the pass is within five yards of the line of scrimmage. Every yard after his completion percentage nose dive drastically.

  16. MortimerInMiami says:
    July 9, 2022 at 2:08 pm
    Mark my words, the Dolphins trading for Hill will wind up being another franchise disaster, you can already see it coming.

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    Yep. And I thought the Mike Wallacw thing was terrible 10 years ago when they overpaid, but this is worse with the picks given up on top of the bloated salary.

    NE owned Hill when Hill had Mahomes, imagine how worthless he’ll be there with his diva status with Tua and a rookie dork coach who is in over his head?

    Where is the “bostonblowa” Miami homer anyway?

    Can’t wait for him to spin this one.

  17. Hill shouldn’t even be in the league, much less the new mouthpiece for the Dolphins. He wasn’t invited to the NFL combine because of domestic violence in college. And then was later investigated for child abuse for breaking the arm of his three-year-old son.

  18. Dolphins have tried this before. They signed Brandon Marshall to get Chad Henne over the hump, they signed Mike Wallace to get Ryan Tannehill over the hump not they signed Hill to get Tua over the hump. History repeats itself and the results will be the same. Not Good.

  19. They should have signed Baker Mayfield to push Tua. Sometimes competition brings out the best in players.

  20. Tyreek is gonna be on Sportscaster every week this fall, seen screaming on the sidelines at Tua and his coaches.

  21. Tyreek is gonna be on Sportscenter every week this fall, seen screaming on the sidelines at Tua and his coaches

  22. Everything that Hill has said about Tua has not been to Tua’s benefit. All he has done is up the stakes and put more pressure on Tua. I’d me mad as heck if this dude wouldn’t shut his trap about me. I know he is trying to get his podcast off of the ground but he is being a bit selfish by continuing to use his qb as fodder. Tua is a super nice dude so I’m sure he won’t say anything about it but that guy has much more riding on this year than Hill does and doesn’t deserve the additional distraction.

  23. Tua is Possibly the biggest bust in Dolphins history ( almost as bad as Dion Jordon )!!!!!!

  24. So many people on here that dont know what they are talking about. It is annoying but it is nice that the time to crap talk Tua is running out. Make sure you dont own up to how wrong and stupid you are when Tua balls out. You can just pretend you never said anything and get in line with the people on TV who tell you what to think when they tell you Tua is good all of a sudden.

  25. Tua is a failure. That GM is a disaster. No one has blown more draft capital in the last five years than the Lolphins.

  26. touchback6 says:
    July 9, 2022 at 3:49

    NE owned Hill when Hill had Mahomes, imagine how worthless he’ll be there with his diva status with Tua and a rookie dork coach who is in over his head?
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    Hill with Mahammes at QB have played against NE 4 times. I guess you missed the game where he had 142 receiving yards and 3 TDs. What about 64 yards and 1 TD in another game? 62 receiving yards in another. His worst, 1 catch on 3 targets. That 1 catch went for 42 yards. Hill in the game against NE before Mahammes with Alex Smith at QB, 133 receding yards and 1 TD. Is that owning someone?

  27. Tyreek is doing his new team no favors. I haven’t heard this much chatter pre-training camp since Antonio Brown blew up the Raiders.

  28. Number 2 all time in passing TDs his first 2 seasons is Dan Marino with 68 TDs. Guess who number 1 is? You guessed it… Justin Herbert, the QB the dolphins passed on. Imagine Tyreek and Justin Herbert.

  29. It sounds like Tyreek is already preparing his excuses for why he will have a bad year.

  30. “Imagine Tyreek and Justin Herbert.”

    Tyreek already had, arguably, the best QB. He was a fool to leave.

  31. We already know what Tua is. When rookie quarterbacks come in and dominate and only get better you know you have a good one, with Tua were all just waiting to see something. His parents saying he wanted to go here not there or there, now look dumb.

  32. Very strong likelihood Tyreek is AB 2.0 in Miami.

    The guy couldn’t stay out of trouble in Stillwater or Kansas City. He willingly threw Mahomes under the bus despite having serious issues with drops and now he’s playing with a 5 yard checkdown artist. Does anyone really think this ends well in Miami?

  33. Christopher Allan says:
    July 9, 2022 at 5:51 pm
    touchback6 says:
    July 9, 2022 at 3:49

    NE owned Hill when Hill had Mahomes, imagine how worthless he’ll be there with his diva status with Tua and a rookie dork coach who is in over his head?
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    Hill with Mahammes at QB have played against NE 4 times. I guess you missed the game where he had 142 receiving yards and 3 TDs. What about 64 yards and 1 TD in another game? 62 receiving yards in another. His worst, 1 catch on 3 targets. That 1 catch went for 42 yards. Hill in the game against NE before Mahammes with Alex Smith at QB, 133 receding yards and 1 TD. Is that owning someone?

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    64 yards?

    Go look at the last 3 games. Ineffective and removed from the game.

    64 yards. lol!

  34. All of this BS from Hill might have some meaning if he had actually played in one actual game with Tua.

  35. Why don’t we wait to see if he’s right? Miami has loaded up. If they make the playoffs will you all eat crow or keep trashing Tua?

  36. T. HILL has to step up and be the most annoying diva WR in the NFL since AB has left the building. He’s doing a great job already.

  37. With the # pick in the 2023 NFL draft, the Miami Dolphins select QB Tyler Van Dyke. Problem solved!

  38. Veach burnt Miami, getting a 1,2,4 & 4&6 next year for Tyreek, a tremendous talent but headed towards the downhill side of his career. We rebuild our defense with superfluous draft capital that Stephen Ross gave way to sway public opinion that he’s in utvto win it, even though Brian Flores will prove otherwise. This desperate trade will backfire.

  39. i just want to let everyone now that my wife makes the best potato salad. anybody who thinks anything else is just fooling themselves… you’ll see.
    .

  40. I guarantee this situation is going to keep us all entertained next off-season.

  41. The Miami GM and head coach aren’t doing anything to silence Hill so all his wild talk must be okay with them. Their jobs should be on the block if it all backfires on the team.

  42. All Tua has to do silence his critics and prove Tyreek correct is toss an average of 4 tds a week for the entirety of the regular season. That’ll show everyone.

  43. As a Chiefs fan, I would like to thank Brett Veach and the management team for keeping Tyreek quiet during his time with the team. Seems like a loose cannon these days down in Miami which could end up being a huge distraction.

  44. Maybe Hill is a fool for running his mouth and putting unnecessary additional pressure on Tua, but he telling the truth. The fact that people are even having this debate about Tua speaks volumes about him. He has not proven much in his years in the NFL and my gut says he is just an average QB who may get you to the playoffs with all the talent around him, but no more than that. Recent history has shown that a team needs an elite QB to get to the Super Bowl. Maybe Tua can turn the corner this year and prove everyone wrong this year, but I doubt it. We’ll see.

  45. Hill is right on that. Tua does need a good year this year. Maybe he will prove a lot of people wrong, but the reason hes in the position to do that is up to this point he hasnt been very good.

    Another thing that applies in these situations is coaching changes. New regimes dont have to waste a lot of time on inherited, unproven QBs. They know they almost always get a chance to pick their guy. So yeah Tua needs to have a good year.

  46. NE owned Hill when Hill had Mahomes, imagine how worthless he’ll be there with his diva status with Tua

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    NE also had Stephon Gilmore and JC Jackson. Now they have neither

  47. Most ironically named podcast ever. I’m sure the team is thrilled that Hill decided he needed to dabble in sports media.

  48. nhpats2011 says:
    July 10, 2022 at 3:34 pm
    NE owned Hill when Hill had Mahomes, imagine how worthless he’ll be there with his diva status with Tua

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    NE also had Stephon Gilmore and JC Jackson. Now they have neither

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    You had no idea who JC Jackson was in 2018 or Butler in camp in 2014.

    Stop pretending you know more than BB. It’s embarrassing.

    Jack Jones could easily be a new JC Jackson for all we know.

    Jon Jones will trail Hill as he always does as the best nickel in the league and McCourty will bracket him on top. Very simple.It works and has been a huge reason why KC can barely get past 20 points vs NEs D.

    The last 2 times NE played KC, their offense struggled mightily and NEs offense wasn’t even pefforming well for reasons well known by now.

  49. touchback6 says:
    July 10, 2022 at 6:35 pm
    nhpats2011 says:
    July 10, 2022 at 3:34 pm
    NE owned Hill when Hill had Mahomes, imagine how worthless he’ll be there with his diva status with Tua

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    NE also had Stephon Gilmore and JC Jackson. Now they have neither

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    You had no idea who JC Jackson was in 2018 or Butler in camp in 2014.

    Stop pretending you know more than BB. It’s embarrassing.

    Jack Jones could easily be a new JC Jackson for all we know.

    Jon Jones will trail Hill as he always does as the best nickel in the league and McCourty will bracket him on top. Very simple.It works and has been a huge reason why KC can barely get past 20 points vs NEs D

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    NE’s D? You mean the D that could not keep the Bills out of the end zone even once in their last game? That D?

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