Tyreek Hill explains why he gets ‘goosebumps’ thinking about what’s ahead for Miami Dolphins

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Tyreek Hill has never been shy about expressing unabashed excitement on or off the field, and the All-Pro receiver is hyping up the potential of the Miami Dolphins going forward, saying it’s giving him goosebumps.

“You should be excited,” Hill said in a message to Dolphins fans. “Here’s why you should be excited: because next year, every player on this roster is gonna be completely familiarized with the system and the culture and the organization that Mike McDaniel is trying to build.

“That should get y’all excited about the future ’cause it’s bright. And for Tua [Tagovailoa], Tua will now understand how to move, how to run and how to protect himself moving forward. I’m excited. I get goosebumps just thinkin’ about it sometimes, bro. It’s crazy ’cause this offense was already special last year — just imagine how special it’s gonna be this year, bro.”

With McDaniel about to begin his second season as Dolphins head coach, Miami is looking to make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time since securing five straight berths from the 1997 season through the 2001 campaign. The Dolphins are coming off their first playoff appearance since the 2016 season and only their second since the 2008 campaign.

This season, the Dolphins are considered to be among the favorites in an evolving AFC East, thanks primarily to an offense headlined by Hill, fellow receiver Jaylen Waddle and quarterback Tagovailoa.

Hill posted career-highs of 119 receptions and 1,710 receiving yards in his first season with the Dolphins after six years with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was asked if he’ll gain 2,000 receiving yards this season and replied in his usual confident manner.

It’s worth noting that the 29-year-old reportedly is being investigated by the league regarding a possible assault, and any punishment in the form of a suspension would very much hinder his pursuit of becoming the first player to ever gain 2,000 receiving yards in a regular NFL season.

Waddle contributed 1,356 receiving yards on 75 catches in his second NFL season, and the Dolphins offense improved to fourth in the league in total passing yards after it was 18th in the 2021 season.

Tagovailoa played in just 13 games as he was kept off the field by concussions. He reportedly is using jiu-jitsu as part of his training in hopes of avoiding injuries in the future.

Miami’s attack could become even more dynamic if it completes its pursuit of free agent running back Dalvin Cook, who was released by the Minnesota Vikings in early June. The Dolphins have been considered a possible landing spot for the Miami native, though he is not willing to accept their current contract offer.

If he were to sign, Cook would have to familiarize himself with the offense, as Hill and his teammates already have. But the potential for Miami entering this season as is may still be enough to give anyone goosebumps.

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Mike is a veteran journalist who has covered the NFL for almost three decades. He has been an avid follower of the AFC East since the days of Bob Griese and is looking forward to an exciting new era in the division.