NFL analyst Jeff Saturday was a guest on ESPN’s Get Up, and shared his thoughts on the comparison:
“Patrick Mahomes has thrown 26 20-yard touchdown passes in the last two years, Tua has three. I get Hill was a large part of that. He feels good about it. I think he’s still upset the Chiefs wouldn’t give him the deal he wanted.”
“He will go to Miami and make them a much better football team, but don’t put pressure on your guy. This is a prove-it year for Tua, anyway. Don’t compare him to a Super Bowl champion MVP yet.”
Jeff Saturday, who himself spent 13 years as an NFL center, feels that Tyreek Hill has placed unnecessary pressure on Tua Tagovailoa, who will be entering his third year in 2022.
Hill made the comments on his podcast titled. Here are the comments from the Pro Bowl receiver:
Tua or Patrick Mahomes? Obviously, I’m going to go to [Mahomes] as the strongest arm. But as far as accuracy-wise, I’m going with Tua all day.”
Can Tyreek Hill push the Dolphins into the playoffs in 2022?
Tyreek Hill’s arrival at the Dolphins, at least on the surface, seems like a gift from the football gods. His speed caused opponents of the Kansas City Chiefs to play deep coverage, which opened up the midfield for tight end Travis Kelce.
Miami already has another speedster at receiver in second-year player Jaylen Waddle. Waddle runs the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds and set the NFL record for receptions by a rookie with 104.
Last season, the Dolphins went 9-8 and after their initial win in the season opener, the team dropped the next seven games, followed by winning the next seven consecutive games.
New head coach Mike McDaniel joins from the San Francisco 49ers in and will look to utlize Hill all over the field, potentially in a similar way to how the 49ers used Deebo Samuel last season.
The former Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro receiver will look to make a splash in the AFC East, but will it be enough to help the team win the division for the first time since 2008?
The Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots both made the playoffs in 2021 and the Bills in particular look locked in to do it again this year. The road ahead looks difficult for Miami and it will be fascinating to see how they get on.