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Tyreek Hill Challenges New Teammate to Race After Trade to Dolphins

Larry Rupp
Wide receiver Tyreek Hill challenged Jaylen Waddle to a race after his trade to the Miami Dolphins.
Wide receiver Tyreek Hill challenged Jaylen Waddle to a race after his trade to the Miami Dolphins. / Jamie Germano / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Miami Dolphins grabbed an elite offensive weapon via trade on Wednesday as wide receiver Tyreek Hill will now be catching passes from quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. The speedy Pro Bowler wants to prove he is still the top dog and has challenged young stud Jaylen Waddle to a race.

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Hill is widely regarded as one of the fastest players in the NFL, but Waddle is not too far behind. In fact, the Alabama product had the fastest play among the two players after he clocked in at a top speed of 21.80 mph in Week 12, according to Next Gen Stats. Hill's top speed last season was 21.42 mph.

It is worth noting that Hill did reach 20 mph during 12 plays in 2021. That number comes in far ahead of Waddle's mark of 3. No matter what, it seems like Hill is happy to be in Miami and is excited to get to know his teammates. He has mentioned that he sees a lot of himself in Waddle.

"He's just like I was coming out -- a young guy who wants to compete, who loves the game and just wants to get better. I'm just excited to be a part of that and that's even going to make me better."

Tyreek Hill on Jaylen Waddle

The Dolphins will be looking to improve their passing attack after averaging 214.8 yards through the air per game (No. 17 in NFL) and 9.0 yards per completion (No. 31 in NFL). Hill has a chance to singlehandedly accomplish that goal coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns.

Hill and Waddle have the speed and skills to become one of the best one-two punches in the league. For now, Miami has odds set at +3600 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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