Is Tyreek Hill already the NFL’s best receiver?

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Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill scored three second-half touchdowns on Sunday night, including a 75-yard catch-and-run with a burst the NFL hasn’t seen since Randy Moss took a short pass down the left sideline on Thanksgiving Day 1998 and blew past every player who thought he had an angle on the then-rookie.

Hill, now in his third year, made his mark two years ago as a return specialist, but he’s now anything but that, contrary to the misplaced wisdom of Jalen Ramsey. Hill may already be the best receiver in the entire NFL.

Chris Simms made the case for Hill on Monday’s PFT Live, and I agree with Simms (for a change). The strongest argument is this: Of all the great receivers in the NFL right now, and there are more than a few, which one would you want on your favorite team?

And in answering that, considering not only production but impact. Hill must be accounted for, everywhere he goes. Hill must be double-covered, everywhere he goes. Hill, who will still get his catches, yards, and touchdowns even with the extra attention, opens up the offense like no other player currently in the NFL.

Simms will be back on Wednesday, and he’ll list his top 10 receivers in the league. But we already know No. 1. After Sunday night, it’s hard to imagine much of a debate.

32 responses to “Is Tyreek Hill already the NFL’s best receiver?

  1. Pretty sure if fans could have any WR on their team for this season, almost everyone would choose Antonio Brown.

  2. No, he is not. Would the teams that have AB, Julio, AJG, Mike Thomas, Hopkins trade their receiver straight up for Tyreek? No. There’s your answer.

  3. Now that’s a joke. Michael Thomas is catching 94% of all of the passes thrown his way, Hill is only catching 67%. There are 14 WR’s with more catches that him, 6 guys averaging more YPG than him and he is tied with 3 other WR’s and a TE for most receiving TD’s in the league. Is he a good WR, yes definitely so, but if you were starting your team today with one WR he wouldn’t even be close to being the first WR taken.

  4. carloswlassiter says:
    October 15, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    The guy has great hands, and knows how to get open, but all anyone ever talks about is his speed.
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    His hands can be highly suspect sometimes.. in all though he is a great player.

  5. No way is Hill the NFL’s best WR. He’s fast but his route running isn’t very good. Also Hill now says he wants the moron who spilled beer on him prosecuted. If found guilty should he receive more on less punishment than Hill got, 3 years probation, for punching and choking his pregnant girlfriend?

  6. Is the flavor of the month the best flavor of all time?

    The world we now live in.
    The soup of the day is now the greatest soup of all time.
    It’s not good enough to like the soup. It has to be historically significant. We need to grow up and like things just for being likable.

  7. Hill is a stud. But I’ll take Julio Jones over him every day of the week and twice on Sundays
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    Jones is a good WR; but, the Calvin Johnson/Andre Johnson cliff is near for him. He also hasn’t scored a TD in about 260 games… maybe that’s more of a Matt Ryan issue… but I would prefer any top WR who can convert TD’s versus someone who only shows up between the 20’s.

  8. factschecker says:
    October 15, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Is the flavor of the month the best flavor of all time?

    The world we now live in.
    The soup of the day is now the greatest soup of all time.
    It’s not good enough to like the soup. It has to be historically significant. We need to grow up and like things just for being likable.
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    It’s a good take, but I don’t think it applies in this case. The question was whether Hill is the best receiver in the NFL right now, not of all time.

  9. Jones is a good WR; but, the Calvin Johnson/Andre Johnson cliff is near for him. He also hasn’t scored a TD in about 260 games… maybe that’s more of a Matt Ryan issue… but I would prefer any top WR who can convert TD’s versus someone who only shows up between the 20’s.

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    It definitely is a Matt Ryan/play calling issue. In Kyle Shanahan’s offense less than 2 years ago, Julio averaged 110 catches with over 1600 yards and 7 touchdowns a season over 2 years.

    Swap the two out and see what happens. Put Julio Jones in Andy Reid’s system alongside Kelce and Hunt with Pat Mahommes throwing him the ball and it’s a whole different ball game. Remember Hill is already just 1 touchdown catch away from equaling his touchdown total with Alex Smith at the helm last year.

  10. There is no doubt he is!!! Ppl saying Adam, no kids Adam is not the best, he is good, but not on Hill’s level, Hill can score on any play, Adam cant.

  11. He’d already be considered the best WR in the NFL if he hadn’t spent the first two years of his career with Alice Smith as his QB.

  12. I don’t see the point in naming anyone the best in a position; I’d say Hill is a top five receiver who meshes well with his QB and his QB is stunningly good putting the ball where Hill can catch it.

    It is an incredible upgrade having “the kid” as the QB – I watched Alice Smith end up with just over five yards per pass attempt this past Sunday – he looks timid and cowardly and rarely if ever presses for big plays. Alice was the straw that broke the camel’s back for me in moving to divorce the Redskins as my favorite team – and I endured 47 years of ups and downs and getting a pathetic do nothing QB just rubbed me the wrong way.

  13. I think an argument can be made for a lot of guys being the “best”. In my opinion, Tyreek Hill may not be as well-rounded, but he is definitely the scariest. Jalen Ramsey gave 10-15 yards to Hill almost every time he lined up against him. He can take a pedestrian slant to the house in the blink of an eye. He ruins every angle defenders take because of his speed. He is the single biggest threat in football…may not be the best “wide receiver”, but there isn’t a single offensive player in the league with his explosiveness.

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