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Tyreek Hill received “death threats” over saying Tua Tagovailoa was more accurate than Pat Mahomes

Tua Tagovailoa attempts a pass for Dolphins during 2020 season
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Tyreek Hill has been getting ripped by national media and fans for his comment about Tua Tagovailoa being more accurate than Patrick Mahomes on his podcast.

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith told him to “get off the weed” and FS1’s Shannon Sharpe was not a fan of Hill’s comment. As the newest member of the Miami Dolphins, Hill said Mahomes has the strongest arm but feels like Tagovailoa throws a more accurate ball.

RELATED: Tyreek Hill says he prefers Tua Tagovailoa’s accuracy over Patrick Mahomes’ deep ball

People are entitled to an opinion, but some can go overboard on their critiques. In the second episode of “It Needed To Be Said,” Hill said he received death threats on social media for his comment. He is okay with the threats, but he knew social media would go crazy.

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*Tyreek Hill talks about receiving “death threats” for saying Tua Tagovailoa was more accurate than Pat Mahomes at the 2:42 mark

“I got death threats from every social media account I own, which is ridiculous,” Hill said.

Hill got one thing off his chest in the second episode. He reaffirmed that Patrick Mahomes is great, but he understands he’s on a new team in a new season with a new quarterback. Hill wants to show Tagovailoa he is supporting him and has his back.

“We all know Patrick Mahomes is great,” Hill said. “We have a quarterback that’s trying to head in the same direction as Patrick, do great things, and lead this team to a Super Bowl Championship. Tua is great. He does not have the accolades behind him, but I believe in him. I have played with both guys. Patrick Mahomes is very accurate, but going into my new season I play with Tua now.”

RELATED: Stephen A. Smith tells Tyreek Hill to ‘stay off the weed’ for saying Tua Tagovailoa is more accurate than Patrick Mahomes

Hill has seen something in Tagovailoa this offseason that allowed him to make his comments.

He has bulked up his body, regained full health since a hip injury, and has people around him that believe in him. Tagovailoa possesses all the confidence to become elite in his third season, and Hill senses that he can.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

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