Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill ties this impressive NFL record
A lot of records have been set in Kansas City this year. Head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes have launched the Chiefs’ offense into the conversation as one of the best seasons in NFL history, however, they wouldn’t have been able to do so without their supporting cast, including explosive wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
Hill tied running back Gale Sayers record of most 50+ yard touchdowns in a player’s first three seasons on a 67-yard bomb from Mahomes. It was Hill’s 16th touchdown of such length, and also Mahome’s 49th touchdown pass of the season.
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Hill slipped into the fifth round of the 2016 draft after being arrested for domestic violence in 2014 while at Oklahoma University.
He’s been one of the league’s most exciting players since entering the league. In his rookie season he caught 6 touchdowns and ran for three, in 2017 he had seven touchdowns all receiving and as of halftime of their week 17 matchup against the Oakland Raiders, he has 11 touchdowns all through the air. Hill also has returned four punts or kicks for touchdowns, running back two in his rookie season and one each in 2017 and 2018.
He’s also been named to the Pro Bowl in all three seasons of his career.
Hill has been a major part of Mahomes and the Chiefs’ success this year. Alex Smith, their quarterback last season didn’t like to go deep like Mahomes does and the difference is notable. Last season they had just five games in which they’ve scored 30 points or more, this year they’ve done so 11 times through 15 games.