Publish Date: 07/10/2022
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
Tyreek Hill, a Miami Dolphins receiver, recently discussed Tua Tagovailoa on the podcast. Hill reacts to the Tagovailoa situation in five episodes of the podcast ‘It Needed to Be Said.’
Hill also recently spoke with another Dolphins player, Jaylen Waddle. Through the 2022 offseason, they both spoke about anything related to their teammate, and even criticized the 24-year-old quarterback.
However, according to Sports Illustrated, Hill asserted that Tagovailoa would improve for the NFL 2023. The wide receiver stated that next season would be a big year for Tagovailoa as the Dolphins’ first choice of the quarterback on his podcast talk.
Hill said that his teammate would play better next season. In in the NFL, players need to spend two or three years to prove themself, Hill continued. Also, he said that next season might be Tagovailoa’s last chance to be recognized as a successful quarterback.
“You know, in the NFL they only give you like two or three years to be a successful quarterback, especially if you’re a first-round draft pick.
And if you don’t succeed after those years, then it kicks rocks, man. So, basically, they’re going to put Tua into that. So this is basically his last year, man, just to show people what he’s got,” Hill said.
It is reported via ProFootballTalk Twitter that some people responded and replied by tweeting about how “badly” Tagovailoa plays for Dolphins responded to Hill’s talk on the podcast.
Twitter handle @PrimeDree tweeted “@ProFootballTalk Tua is a bust straight up, I don’t see why people keep promoting that. Won’t be surprised if we see Teddy Bridgewater start at the end of the season if they look to make the playoffs.”
Another account @Michael_Cook64 also commented: “@ProFootballTalk You mean the guy that’s more accurate than Patrick Mahomes? That guy?”
However, Hill stated that with every bad talk that comes, people will take their phrases again. He said that he will wait for it and for Tagovailoa to perform well.
“Reporters, analysts, Twitter trolls,” Hill stated. “All these people are gonna take their phrases again on what they stated about [Tua]. I’m gonna be sitting there, consuming my popcorn.”
Next season will be Tagovailoa’s third year in the NFL. However, the former Offensive MVP of the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship hasn’t led the Dolphins to the playoffs.
For the record, in the 2020 NFL draft, Miami used the No. 5 overall pick to take Tagovailoa who played his college football at Alabama. At first, he split time with Dolphins veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. In his rookie season, Tagovailoa started nine matches with a 6-3 win-loss record by averaging 64.1 percent complete passes for 1,814 yards, 11 touchdowns, and five interceptions.
Last season, he missed four games because of injury and played 13 games only. When he was in the game, the Dolphins went 7-5, and he completed 67.8 percent of his attempts for 2,653 yards leading to 16 touchdowns.
Sources say that the Dolphins were heavily rumored to be checking in on Deshaun Watson before deciding to stick with Tagovailoa as their first QB.