Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill has more touchdown catches this season (13) than he has had at any other point in his career. But he didn’t always have confidence in the man throwing him the ball.
In an interview with Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” that aired Tuesday, Hill made it clear that he didn’t think much of then-rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes during Mahomes’ first training camp.
“I thought he was trash,” Hill told Showtime. “I ain’t gonna cap.
“I was like, ‘This is who y’all drafted?'”
— Inside the NFL (@insidetheNFL) December 1, 2020
Since that first impression, Mahomes has thrown for 12,909 yards and 106 touchdowns. Hill has been the biggest beneficiary, having led Chiefs wide receivers in yards and touchdowns each season in which Mahomes has been the starter. This season, Hill has 1,021 yards and 13 touchdowns in 11 games played.