Look out, NFL. Tyreek Hill is going to become more than just the fast guy on the field. While I do like to point out that Tyreek has moves and is more football player than track star, there were times last year when his job was to take the ball and run fast. Tyreek said he’s spent the entire offseason at the Chiefs facility with the other receivers “getting my route running down and just trying to learn the game more, so I just won’t be this fast guy on the field.”
Tyreek said that he has confidence in Chiefs coach Andy Reid to use him the right away, citing Desean Jackson and Brian Westbrook in Reid’s offense. Jackson is a receiver while Westrbook was a running back so maybe it’s fitting that those are the two players he mentioned because Tyreek will be doing a little bit of both. He’ll also still be returning kicks, he said.
“I feel like it’s still going to be exactly the same, I’ll just be in there (the receiver room) a little bit more and I’ll still be doing returns,” Tyreek said via quotes from the Chiefs.
I want Tyreek to continue returning kicks because he is so dynamic there. However, listed at 5’10 and 185 pounds, is he too small for a workload like that?
“Naw, man,” Tyreek said. “It’s all about what’s in your heart. Steve Smith is the same height as me and he’s a dog on the field. Size doesn’t really mean anything to me. I just go out there and ball and do my job.”
Fun fact: Tyreek is actually listed 10 pounds heavier than Desean Jackson and the same height. I read that Tyreek has been in here all offseason and that he wants to be a complete receiver and he’s still returning kicks ... this could be a special year. I haven’t been as excited to watch a player as I have been for Tyreek in a long time.