Tyreek Hill is one of the best receivers in the game. His play speaks for itself, but last year Hill made a very bold statement after the Chiefs won the Super Bowl.
Big goals….any chance? pic.twitter.com/Tx9i5mpEIb
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 24, 2020
Tom Brady did not take very lightly to this comment, of course, and he responded with his own tweet, setting up some light back and forth between the two.
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) July 24, 2020
Tyreek Hill Was Right About 7 Rings, Just Not Who’d Be Getting Them
Well, Tyreek Hill’s bold proclamation backfired almost instantly. Not even a year after he made his assumption, a 7th ring was won…by Tom Brady and the Buccaneers against Hill’s Chiefs. That has to be up there with one of the worst “celebrating too early” montages.
Hill definitely felt confident that the Chiefs would be back to the big stage multiple times after they locked up their entire core for the foreseeable future. However, confidence doesn’t mean throwing yourself out there that far.
Firstly, Hill and the Chiefs had only won one Super Bowl when he made his claim. In fact, Hill’s statement is eerily reminiscent of LeBron James’ “Not one, not two, not three…” statement when he joined the Miami Heat. The Heat hadn’t done anything up to that point, and in their first Finals appearance they lost.
Secondly, it’s interesting that Hill pointed to Michael Jordan who played basketball in the NBA and not to the NFL GOAT himself, Tom Brady.
Of course, Brady at the moment was sitting on six rings, a record for any NFL player. Thus, Hill’s comments may have come across as a little disrespectful. Of course, Brady is one of the more charismatic players in the game and so he responded in a nonchalant way, but perhaps Hill’s comment fueled Brady’s competitive fire.
It had to be fate that put these two together in the Super Bowl after Hill’s comments because how else can you explain Brady winning his seventh ring against the player who said they were chasing seven rings and Jordan. Brady made sure Hill ate his words, at least for now.
Was Hill Trying To Refer To Brady as MJ?
Of course, there is a notion that Hill was actually talking about Brady being Michael Jordan when he made his tweet. Here’s a reaction from Reddit that could clarify things:
It’s up to you now to guess what Hill was trying to say, but regardless, his quest to seven championships is delayed for now. There’s no doubt that the Chiefs are perhaps the best team in the AFC right now, but making it to seven Super Bowls will take time.
Right now, only one player’s ever accomplished that and it took him 21 years to do so. There’s levels to what Brady has done, and perhaps Tyreek Hill understands it better now, but that doesn’t mean the Chiefs are out.
Patrick Mahomes is entering just his fourth season in the NFL and he’s signed to the Chiefs till 2031. The Chiefs have a great shot at turning this team into a dynasty, but like with everything else, it will take patience.