In a surprising turn of events, the longstanding offseason banter between Tyreek Hill and Chris Jones took a backseat to camaraderie after the Kansas City Chiefs triumphed over the Miami Dolphins in Germany.
Hill, the superstar wide receiver, shared the details of his conversation with Jones during the November 9 episode of his podcast, “It Needed To Be Said.”
After the game, Hill recounted, “My boy Chris Jones came up to me and he was like — ‘Our defense fast, ain’t it?’” Hill acknowledged the speed of the Chiefs’ defense, giving credit where it was due and commending them for shutting down the Miami offense.
He highlighted the impressive performance, noting, “That’s one thing about me, man, I’m gonna talk my trash, but also I’m going to give credit where credit is due. That defense, they fly, they get to the ball.”
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Later in the podcast, co-host Julius Collins addressed the pregame trash talk between Hill and the Chiefs, emphasizing the competitiveness that is often misunderstood in modern sports.
Hill clarified that the banter he had with former teammates like Chris Jones was friendly and rooted in the camaraderie they shared.
“It’s all love,” Hill emphasized, recounting how he approached Pat Mahomes before the game and expressed his pride and affection for Chris Jones after the game.
Hill also shed light on the pregame chatter, confirming that it was all in good spirits and that any social media banter was merely “trolling.”
Despite expressing a desire for the Dolphins and Chiefs to develop a new NFL rivalry, Hill reiterated his commitment to his role as the antagonist, regardless of the game’s outcome.
Addressing another facet of the game, Hill revealed that he was mic’d up, and if his trash talk with Chiefs CB L’Jarius Sneed were to be released, it might have given the impression that they were on the brink of a fight throughout the entire game.
However, Hill clarified that it was all part of the game, emphasizing the competitive spirit that drives the players between the whistles.
In the end, Hill stressed the mutual respect and love that exists between the teams, emphasizing that during the game, it’s all about giving their best on the field.
“During the game though — in between them whistles, in between them lines… it’s go time,” Hill concluded, highlighting the intensity of the competition while maintaining the essence of sportsmanship.