It’s no secret that wide receiver Tyreek Hill was a breakout star last year in the NFL. The speed demon scored 12 touchdowns, all of which seemed to be in more exciting fashion than the last. Not only was he a return specialist, returning two punts and one kickoff, he was able to rack up 61 receptions for 593 yards, all while earning first-team All-Pro honors in the process.
According to ESPN’s Adam Teicher, Andy Reid will now be looking to give Hill an even larger role in the offense. Not only will he be playing wide receiver, but he may see more time in the backfield as well. The 23 year-old played running back in college and has a knack for blasting past defenders.
His versatility is perfect for this style of offense managed by Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith. He is able to eat up a lot of extra yardage after the catch and can score from anywhere on the field. He ran a blistering 4.24 40-yard dash in the NFL Combine, but lasted till the fifth round due to off the field domestic violence issues with his pregnant girlfriend.
However, coach Andy Reid has applauded Hill’s ability to change his attitude and make sure to do the right thing on and off the field. Reid was quoted as saying that he is a very hard worker, as well as diligent, wanting to do the right things. If Hill can continue to trend in the right direction, both as a person and as a football player, expect the AFC West and the rest of the NFL to be on high alert when he steps foot on the field.