Nick Wright makes bold statement about Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is fantastic.
This season, Hill hauled in 87 receptions for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns while also carrying the ball 22 times for 151 yards and a score en route to a Pro Bowl selection and First-Team All-Pro honors.
He showed his tremendous versatility and value during the Chiefs’ Divisional Round playoff win over the Indianapolis Colts last weekend, catching eight passes for 72 yards and taking an end around 36 yards for a rushing touchdown.
Fox Sports’ Nick Wright thinks Hill is so good, as a matter of fact, that he will be the most important non-quarterback player on the field in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots this Sunday and that there isn’t a single wide out in the league Kansas City would trade him for:
Tyreek Hill is the most important player— that's not a quarterback— on the field this Sunday. pic.twitter.com/HOs6Ictxeq
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) January 16, 2019
This might actually be true.
After all, Hill is certainly the best wide receiver in this game, and the attention that he draws is paramount to the Chiefs’ success offensively. Also, considering neither team has a great defense, this may be a shootout, and Hill can certainly shine if that’s the case.
The 24-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of West Alabama, was originally selected by Kansas City in the fifth round (165th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
It seems safe to say he was a steal.
Hill has made the Pro Bowl in each of his first three years in the NFL, also nabbing a couple of First-Team All-Pro selections in the process, with his first selection coming due to his prowess in the return game in 2016.