Tyreek Hill set to open season as Chiefs No. 1 receiver

The Kansas City receiver had a big rookie year in 2016, and with the release of Jeremy Maclin, he's set to be the team's No. 1.

| 3 weeks ago
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Tyreek Hill set to open season as Chiefs No. 1 receiver

  • In the wake of Jeremy Maclin’s release from the Kansas City Chiefs Friday, second-year receiver Tyreek Hill is set to start the season as the team’s No. 1 receiver.
  • In his rookie season in 2016, Hill emerged as a versatile weapon for the Chiefs’ offense. He was the only wide receiver last season to rush at least 20 times and catch at least 60 passes. He rushed 27 times for 285 yards, averaging 10.6 yards per carry and racked up three scores on the ground. He also led the league in punt return yardage, with 592 yards.
  • Hill accumulated six receiving scores, the most among all Kansas City’s receivers. Hill led the Chiefs receiving corps in receiving yards (593), deep yards (passes that travel at least 20 yards in the air, 199), WR rating (110.1), yards from the slot (202), and completion percentage (75.3 percent).
  • Hill accumulated 599 receiving yards on the 260 routes that he ran, and his 2.3 yards per route run ranked him fifth of 96 receivers with at least 40 targets.

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  • Indian-Homie

    49ERS PLEASE!!!!! You’re gonna love the Bay. Warriors and Giants stay winning too XD

  • Mark Erickson

    Hill is talented, but with Maclin gone plus his success last season hes going to see a different level of treatment from defenses this year.

    • 42DAHA

      I think that’s what they want. To force that safety on that side to stay over the top. Maclin wasn’t doing all that to defenses anymore. Chris Conley is a bigger faster Sammy Watkins, not the same level of elusiveness after the catch though.

      • Andre Taylor

        I just dont get how some of you fans see football, Jeremy Maclin was injured most of last year. So how do you come up with your comments blows my mind. Before last year Maclin had two 1000 yard seasons, at 29-years-old he is in his prime.

  • Andre Taylor

    Most fans truly don’t understand the game of football, whether it be on the field or from a front office view point. Most just dont have a clue, although Jeremy Maclin was missed the majority of of the year with injuries. The reason for his release had nothing to do with his on the field production, and everything to do with the emergence of Tyreek Hill, Chris Conley, Demetrius Robinson and the drafting of rookie Jehu Chesson. With pro-bowl TE Travis Kelce, Hill, Conley, and Robinson, whoever is at QB will have plenty of weapons to throw to. HC Andy Reid will surely want to run the ball behind one of the better O-lines in the NFL, with RB C. West, Spencer Ware and rookie Kareem Hunt the offense will have balance and plenty of talent. Every team in the NFL is always looking for the cheapest talent, KC is no different.