Kansas City Chiefs: Tyreek Hill should be ranked higher on NFL Top 100

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (#10) (Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (#10) (Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill was ranked 40th by his peers on the NFL Top 100. Falling four spots despite having a career year stats wise.

The NFL Top 100 is an honor for NFL players, as they are voted on by their peers. Apparently, Tyreek Hill‘s peers are tired of him throwing up the deuces as he flies by them at record speed. The Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver won’t say it, but he should be much higher on this list.

In 2016, Hill came in at 36th, four spots below his ranking this season of 40th. That season he was a spot player, lining up everywhere on the field. He spent time at receiver and running back, as well as becoming a punt and kick return phenom for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Last season his return responsibilities were stripped from him as he became the Chiefs No.1 receiver. There were skeptics around the league that considered Hill more of a gimmick player than a pure receiver. Hill accepted the challenge and in one season became one of the best receivers in the league.

According to pro-football-reference.com, during Hill’s rookie season in 2016, he ended up with 61 catches for 593 yards and six touchdown catches. He also averaged 11.1 yards per rush on 24 carries for 267 yards and three touchdowns. He also had three return touchdowns as well.

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Last season his touchdown numbers went down only because he was no longer being utilized as an everything type of player. Hill had 75 catches for 1,183 yards and seven touchdowns. He did add one more touchdown on a punt return against the Texans. He didn’t return a single kick.

It’s possible that he fell a few spots due to the fact the Chiefs didn’t use him as often in other positions, but he did exactly what the naysayers said he couldn’t do. He became a No.1 receiver.

Tyreek Hill is the fastest man in football according to himself, you, myself, and even the fine people at ESPN Sports Science as you will see in the video. He is the best deep threat in the league. The best deep threat in the NFL has to be ranked better than 40th, right?

Maybe the argument isn’t that he should have a better ranking here than last season, but rather that he shouldn’t have dropped four spots.

It’s still a huge honor to be named to this list, but how on earth does Tyreek Hill fall here. Last season he was one of four players with 1,100 reception yards and seven touchdowns.

There is a lot to say about being ranked higher than Keenan Allen and Doug Baldwin, both guys who are considered elite in the league. Hill is the most versatile player the NFL may have ever seen.

He also makes those who compare him to Devin Hester and Tavon Austin look uneducated. Hester was primarily a return man that didn’t have the speed, hands, or playmaking ability that Hill has. People forget he had two returns called back during his rookie campaign. Austin wishes he was Tyreek Hill.

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Perhaps this can be added fuel to a fire that needs no accelerant.