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Nate Burleson names Chief for NFL’s best wide receiver

Recently asked who has the crown for best receiver in the NFL, the NFL Network host named Tyreek Hill.

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Former wide receiver and current NFL Network “Good Morning Football” host Nate Burleson was recently asked by Dan Hellie to name the game’s best receiver.

BURLESON: “Tyreek Hill. It’s a little bit of a twist. I just feel like he is the most dangerous. And it also has to do with his quarterback (Patrick Mahomes). I can say, Julio (Jones), of course when Antonio (Brown) was playing, Mike Thomas is a phenomenal talent. But I mean, dangerous though? Tyreek Hill is a freak of nature. Mike Thomas and Julio will forever be consistently in the conversation, but as far as dangerous, I’m going with Tyreek Hill.”

In a few lists we have covered this offseason, Hill has been listed third behind both Jones and Thomas. But Burleson surprised Hellie by calling Hill the best receiver in the game.

Hill missed nearly five regular-season games in 2019 but still managed to finish No. 37 in the league in receiving yards. If he can stay healthy for 16 games in 2020, he might be able to put up comparable numbers to the other two wideouts.

“I’m kind of taking a different approach this year,” he said last month. “I’m doing yoga two times a week, so I’m getting into yoga a lot. I’ve been trying to open up my hips a little more and open up my glutes — things like that. I’ve been feeling amazing and [I’ve] been getting out of routes even better. It’s going to be crazy. I feel like this is going to be a crazy year for me, so I’m excited.”


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