Tyreek Hill wants to make NFL history with 2,000-yard season
There have been 2,000 yard rushing seasons, but a 2,000-yard receiving season? That is what Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill wants to accomplish in 2020. The feat has not been done in NFL history.
Talking to the “Getcha Popcorn Ready” podcast, Hill said that the 2,000-yard mark is his goal for the 2020 season:
“One of my goals is, in all of my YouTube videos, I’ve been saying I want to get 2,000 receiving yards,” Hill said. “That’s like a whole other level. That’s like Mamba mentality though for me. I’ve got to stay locked in. I’ve got to get the proper rest. I’ve got to put the right things in my body. For the game, it’s going to be easy then. That’s been my main goal and my main thing this year.”
Getting 2,000 receiving yards will not be an easy task for the Chiefs star, however. The closest any receiver has come is Calvin Johnson, who had 1,964 yards in 2012. Johnson is the only one to even eclipse the 1,900-yard mark, with the next highest being Julio Jones with 1,871 in 2015.
On the other side of the coin, there have been seven running backs who have rushed for more than 2,000 yards in a season, and most recently, Adrian Peterson did it in 2012.
The reason for the difference is simple; more has to go right for a receiver to gain a lot of yards in a season than a running back. Whereas a running back only has to worry about what he can do with the ball once he gets it, a wide receiver has to wait for the ball to get thrown to him and has three or four other wide receivers who he has to compete with for targets.
Even if he does get the ball thrown to him, it’s not a guarantee he will catch it. Tyreek Hill has one big plus on his side; a quarterback who can get the ball to him at any given moment.
Will Hill be able to be the first-ever 2,000-yard receiver? Only time will tell.