Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill talks chemistry with Patrick Mahomes, Olympic dreams

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Ed Easton Jr.
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The NFL is loaded with talented players at every position that use their unique sets of skills to help their teams win games. The dynamic play of Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill has set him apart from many of his peers, and his connection with quarterback Patrick Mahomes only adds more fuel to his talent.

Hill has been very vocal this offseason confident that the Chiefs will win multiple Super Bowl titles in the coming years. The dynasty expectations from the team are closely linked to the record-breaking deal to keep Mahomes in Kansas City for the next decade. Hill spoke about his on-field chemistry with Mahomes and taking a leadership role on the team during Saturday’s training camp press conference.

“As far as timing, I feel like that will come. When it comes, that’s just reps over time, so I mean, that’s why we’re here in training camp, to get those reps, to get those situations and to get those big moments,” said Hill. “So I feel like all of that will come with time. And as far as leadership, I feel like if I go out there every play and push myself and I become more of a vocal leader for those younger guys, they’ll see that ‘Hey this guy is the fastest guy in the NFL, he works hard, so I want to be able to come into this offense and do the same thing,’ you know, and all of it applies to the classroom too. When we’re watching one-on-ones, I’m helping them, telling them what I think they could have done better in this situation. I mean, I want everyone to be better, you know, because my job isn’t secured. I come out here every day working hard, like you said, trying to be that leader for everyone because I feel like our group makes this offense go, so I’m going to continue to work hard.”

Hill’s known as one of the fastest players in football, constantly fielding challenges from teammates like Mecole Hardman. The passion for running isn’t reserved for just the football field as Hill continues to promote a bid for track and field in the Olympics.

“You know what, I was real serious about it. I feel like I’m going to the prime of my career and I’m feeling stronger than ever so I was real serious about it. I was in talks with my track coach from high school, and it was a real serious thing for me,” said Hill. “I feel like I can compete with some of those guys, I mean I feel like I can at least place, may not win but I’m going to at least place with those guys so that’s how I feel. I don’t know man, I mean, I don’t like comparing. I know me, I don’t like comparing myself to no other player, so I feel like with this team you can’t compare us to anybody because everyone is different, you know every player is different, every coach is different and every organization is different because we think different so I just feel like you can’t compare us to anyone. We’re just the 2019-2020 Kansas City Chiefs that won the Super Bowl so who’s going to want to continue to get better so that’s who we are. We don’t want to follow in anyone’s footsteps, but I will say we do want to pay homage the greats who came before us because we know there were some great teams. But I feel like we just don’t want to compare ourselves to anyone.”

Hill has impressed every season with the Chiefs and barring any more injuries he is poised to have a big year. The weapons at Mahomes disposal are elite and should allow more creative plays featuring his unique skillset.