Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill has by far most 50+ yard TDs since entering NFL
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is known to be an explosive athlete, but his reputation as a downfield burner doesn’t even do his numbers justice.
James Palmer of NFL Network points out that Hill has racked up 17 touchdowns of 50 yards or more since entering the NFL in 2016, eight more than any other player in the league. In second place is Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, who has logged nine of them.
Injuries limited Hill to 12 games this season, but during the time he was on the field, he was terrific, catching 58 passes for 860 yards and seven scores. He also punched in a rushing touchdown, en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.
The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at West Alabama, was originally selected by the Chiefs in the fifth round (165th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
He played in every game during his rookie campaign, finishing with 61 catches for 593 yards while reaching the end zone six times through the air. In addition, he tallied three rushing touchdowns and three special teams scores, earning him a Pro Bowl selection and First-Team All-Pro honors.
The following year, Hill began to develop more as a receiver, appearing in 15 contests and hauling in 75 receptions for 1,183 yards and seven scores. He added one punt return score, landing another Pro Bowl appearance.
Hill then had his best season to date in 2018, participating in every game and snaring 87 balls for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns, also recording rushing and punt return scores. He made another Pro Bowl and notched First-Team All-Pro honors yet again.
The Chiefs will host the Houston Texans in their Divisional Round playoff matchup on Sunday.