Why Dolphins' Tyreek Hill Believes He Can't Win the NFL MVP in 2023
Dolphins star Tyreek Hill is leading the NFL in receiving yards this season. He's likely to break the all-time single-season record in that category.
However, despite his strong performance, Hill believes he has no chance of winning the league's MVP award for 2023.
"No," Hill said when asked about the possibility. "We have a player on our team who is better than me and is more important to the team."
Hill added, "And his name is Alec Ingold," which referred to the Dolphins' fullback.
But the main point was evident: Hill believes that his quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, has an even greater chance of winning MVP.
Tua Tagovailoa is leading the NFL in passing yards, passing touchdowns, and QB rating. He has been the most successful quarterback in the first half of the season, helping Miami to a strong 6-2 start.
It's the second year in a row that Tagovailoa has been considered for the MVP award, along with his top receiver. In his first year with the Dolphins, he had a career-high of 119 catches for 1,710 yards.
Tua's performance was affected by injuries towards the end of last year, but this season he has been even more productive.
His completion percentage is at 70.4% and he is averaging 302.0 yards per game, which is an improvement from last year.
If the Dolphins duo continues to perform well, both Tagovailoa and Hill could be considered for the MVP award. Hill is currently on track to become the first NFL player to achieve 2,000 receiving yards in a single season. He is leading the league with 1,014 yards and has scored eight touchdowns so far this year.