May 21, 2022

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill quote Bible verse to end his latest media session

Throughout Super Bowl week, each team’s players and coaches have to do numerous press interviews. These are much longer than they’re used to – and as many of the journalists involved don’t usually cover the Chiefs, they’re often filled with questions that the players have already answered on multiple occasions.

Added to the intense pressure they are already under in the build-up to the league match, these can be a real burden. Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid did four of those interviews this week. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes appeared in three.

And on Thursday, after answering the final question of his second press session – which lasted 27 minutes – wide receiver Tyreek Hill had something he wanted out of his chest.

“I just have one more thing to say,” he said, leaning into the camera. “Last night, I tweeted something from a bible verse… This Bible verse really spoke to me last night as I was studying the Bible with my daughter. He says: ‘Present the sufferings with the hope of future glory.’ Man, let it sink in your heart before you go to sleep tonight – or just go do your thing. The cheetah is out, man!

Hill was referring to Romans 8:18. The King James Version of the Bible translates this verse as: “For I judge that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” The new international version says: “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

In his letter to the Romans, the Apostle Paul was obviously not referring to Super Bowl week – although he probably understands the Roman numerals we now use to refer to them better than most of us. In this particular week, however, it’s not hard to see why Paul’s words spoke to Hill.

Even then, Hill was not enough completed. He held the gold chain around his neck up to the camera.

“Do you see the gold chain? He asked. “It’s a fake. I’m out.”

At the end of their prep week leading up to Super Bowl LV, that’s where the Chiefs find themselves: tired of the hype, but primed for glory. Focused not only on the game but also on the things that are important to them. And finally… cowardly enough to prank at their expense.

The Chiefs are ready to play.