Throughout Tyreek Hill‘s first several years in the NFL, he has established himself as arguably the fastest player. Hill’s status was brought into question after Seattle Seahawks star wide receiver D.K. Metcalf made an impressive touchdown-preventing tackle on an interception. All that didn’t take long for the Kansas City Chiefs star wideout to comment on the situation, which sent a subtle shot at Russell Wilson.
NFL buzzing about D.K. Metcalf’s touchdown-preventing play
D.K. Metcalf has quickly risen to stardom status with the Seahawks in his brief time in the league.
Much of which has seen him put his freakish athletic ability on display behind his strength and speed. The latter was showcased last week against the Arizona Cardinals after he cased Pro Bowl safety Budda Baker down 90 yards to prevent a touchdown.
Metcalf’s play sent social media ablaze behind his impressive ability to track down Baker and make the tackle. Things didn’t take long to come back around to one of the league’s biggest offensive playmakers.
Tyreek Hill takes indirect shot at Russell Wilson
Over his first few several years in the league, Tyreek Hill has made a strong case as the NFL’s fastest player.
His elite speed status came into question after Seahawks star wide receiver DK Metcalf made an impressive tackle 90 yards down the field in Week against the Arizona Cardinals to save an interception touchdown. In the days that have followed, Hill had his chance to respond to the play to which he sent a subtle shot at Russell Wilson while praising Patrick Mahomes.
“Back to the DK Metcalf play, that was a nice play. Unfortnuately for me I will never get to showcase that because Patrick [Mahomes] never throws interceptions. There you have it.”
There is likely no ill intention with these comments, but it lifts Mahomes another notch. The Chiefs star quarterback has been a massive factor in the red zone, especially in goal-line situations throwing the ball. Although Hill has shown that he has blazing speed in many instances, he hasn’t had to test it in a scenario, as Metcalf did.
As unintentional as his remarks may have been, it further underlines his trust and belief in Mahomes’ ability to throw the ball. Wilson hasn’t been a slouch in the red zone throughout his career. According to Pro Football Reference, he has completed 66.7% of his passes with 15 touchdowns to two interceptions from inside the opponent’s 20-yard line in the 2020 season.
Meanwhile, Mahomes has completed 62.8% of his passes, with 13 touchdown passes to zero interception in the same situations.
Chiefs putting forth another strong Super Bowl bid
Tyreek Hill’s comments aside, it’s hard to ignore the promising position that the Chiefs have put themselves to begin this season.
Kansas City experienced their lone hiccup performance against the Las Vegas Raiders, which beyond that, they have looked dominant. Patrick Mahomes has put together a stellar first half of the campaign that firmly holds him in the MVP conversation.
Through the first seven weeks, the 25-year-old is seventh with 1,899 passing yards, tied for fourth with 16 touchdown passes, holds a 109.8 passer rating, and first with only one interception. Mahomes is on pace for 37 touchdown passes and 4,341 passing yards.
Tyreek Hill has been a significant factor with 31 catches for 439 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions that has him on pace to post his third 1,000 campaign and 11 touchdown catches. The Chiefs look every bit the part of a defending Super Bowl champion and have the pieces in place to vie for another title.