Tyreek Hill cites Chiefs' Super Bowl run as prime motivation

Tyreek Hill is hungry to mimic the Chiefs' success in Miami.

Jun 6, 2023; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) stretches during
Jun 6, 2023; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) stretches during / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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Tyreek Hill made a couple of things clear concerning the Kansas City Chiefs' most recent Super Bowl run on the latest episode of his podcast, It Needed to Be Said. First, he was absolutely rooting for his former teammates to win. Second, he's ready to bring some of that to South Beach.

Now with the Miami Dolphins, Hill recently spoke with his co-host Julius Collins about the Chiefs' postseason run and what it was like to watch his former franchise succeed without him in his first year away after an offseason trade that dealt him to the Fins for five draft picks. But one thing was clear through the interview: Hill insists he's in no way salty about watching Patrick Mahomes and company lift the Lombardi.

What's interesting when listening to Hill discuss his views on his former team is how much he respected the situation he had when he was in K.C. Even when watching the Super Bowl, he said he never wavered in his belief that the Chiefs would win because he had an insider's view of the messaging at work on the sidelines and in the locker room.

"Each and every week that we prepared whenever I was with Kansas City, there was never a doubt in my mind that we were gonna lose no game," said Hill. "We went each and every week thinking that. We could be down 1 point or we could be down 40 points. But it’s the same mindset: we’re going to continue to dominate, we’re going to continue to trust our fundamentals and our techniques to get us back into this game. 

Tyreek Hill is hungry to mimic the Chiefs' success in Miami.

"Starting from top to bottom," he continued, "the head coach to offensive coordinator to the rest of the coaches on the offensive side and the defensive side of the ball, those guys do a great job iterating that to all of the leaders and the rest of the role players. So even though I wasn’t there this year, I was like, ‘I still believe!’ I know the message on that sideline. I know what’s being said on that sideline."

Hill reiterated his career goal of achieving a 2,000 yard season as a receiver—something he's said before even with the Chiefs. Beyond that, he's also now hungry to bring a championship to the Dolphins to do something "special" for his new franchise. He's been there before, so he knows what it requires, and watching the Chiefs accomplish it again has lit a fire in him.

"Right now, those boys have motivated me to go do something special in Miami. That’s the beauty about it. That’s why I play this game. Not saying I wasn’t motivated in Kansas City, but now it’s like an all-time level because them boys just did something without me that I want to bring here to Miami, to bring something special to Miami, so I can say, ‘We were underdogs once! They underdogged us!’

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