NFL news: Patrick Mahomes 'surprised' by Tyreek Hill comments, plus Tua Tagovailoa comparison

The Kansas City Chiefs lost star receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins recently, and the 28-year-old has since made some controversial comments on his Arrowhead departure.

The Kansas City Chiefs formed a formidable offense in recent years that boasted the impressive trio of Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill.

Together, they took the Chiefs to Super Bowl glory, as well as coming within touching distance of a second ring in 2021.

However, Hill left the Chiefs for the Miami Dolphins this off-season, after he failed to agree terms on a new contract with the team.

He'll be a huge loss for Andy Reid's side as they look to reach the Super Bowl once again, but while the Chiefs belived Hill's exit was in good spirit, the 28-year-old's recent comments have taken many by surprise.

In his recently launched " It needed to be said" podcast, Hill suggested that his move wasn't just about money, but also about his role with the Chiefs.

"I'm surprised a little just because I feel like we love Tyreek here, we've always loved him," Mahomes explained on Thursday.

"We still love him. I saw him out at Formula 1 in Miami and everything like that, but I'm sure it kind of had to do with trying to get his podcast some stuff and get it rolling, but definitely, I still love Tyreek.

"He's a one-of-a-kind player, but as you know in coach (Andy) Reid's offense, it takes the whole team. I mean, the offense was rolling before I got here.

"His offense was rolling when I was a young Cowboys fan watching the Eagles beat up on the Cowboys, so it's an offense that's more than one player and that includes myself."

While Mahomes' humility is admirable, there's no denying the 26-year-old has taken the Chiefs from a team in ascension to fully-fledged Super Bowl contenders. After all, not everyone is handed a $500,000,000 contract.

But while Mahomes is undoubtedly one of the NFL's best quarterbacks, Hill also turned heads this week by suggesting Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was in fact a more accurate passer.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa

Frankly a swift glance at both Mahomes' and Tua's quarterback passing score is enough to separate the two entirely. Mahomes posted scores of 95 and 89 in the past two seasons, while Tua managed 82 and 79. There's no doubt the Dolphins can build around Tua, but he's not yet at the level of Mahomes.

"I haven't talked to him since the podcast came out, but I talked to him at Formula 1 in Miami in May and everything seemed fine," Mahomes said.

"It's something where I'm sure he's trying to show that he loves where he's at in Miami. He loves his teammates. But at the end of the day, it's just going out there and playing football.

"You kind of let other people talk about who's the best and all that different type of stuff. You just go out there and win football games at the end of the day."

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