Fans don’t want to see players move to other teams in the free agency. There are more teams than any other, especially Mike Hilton, a former slot cornerback who quickly became a favorite for his physical playing style and underdog story. When players like that jump board the ship for better opportunities elsewhere, they may get angry with the move and even react against them.
Some Pittsburgh Steelers fans have responded negatively to the news that Hilton has signed a deal with rival Cincinnati Bengals. Those same fans are also not pleased to hear his recent remarks and call his new teammate Jesse Bates III the best safety in the NFL. , Minkah Fitzpatrick.
“”He just doesn’t get the respect he deservesAccording to the team’s website Jeff Hobson, he said, and that may be true, but it doesn’t make him the best in the game. He also talked about seeing himself in the Bengals stripes, even when playing in Cincinnati last season.
“I just saw the people they were here. It started with Joe (Burrow). It’s definitely an exciting feeling when someone can build up over the next decade or more,” he said. I told reporters. “I’ve only seen the growth of this team in the last four years I’ve played. They may not get the respect they deserve, but we definitely respect us as a team. I feel like I’m at the turning point. “
Partly due to the fact that they offered him the best deal on the market, he signed a four-year contract of $ 24 million, including a guaranteed $ 6 million, for a total of $ 8 million in the first year. became. Given last year’s salary cap, that was a big issue for slot defenders.
Now Hilton hasn’t said anything bad About the Steelers and about his four seasons here. All he did was talk about his new team. This is expected and should be expected of new players who have set foot in the building. If Melvin Ingram came here and talked about the greatness of the Los Angeles Chargers and what he still wants to be there, that doesn’t work very well.
Still, it’s strange to hear him call Bates the best safety in the NFL when he’s been a Fitzpatrick teammate for the past two years.He could easily call him One of the best, Not a better player than anyone else.
– NFL Sports
Mike Hilton calls Jesse Bates III’s highest safety in the NFL, including Minkah Fitzpatrick
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