Tyreek Hill, take a bow. Or a back flip. You deserve it after the first quarter you just enjoyed against Tampa Bay.
Hill, the Kansas City receiver, probably also needed a blow of oxygen and an extra drink of water.
His first quarter was devastating. Hill caught seven passes for 203 yards. Two of the passes were for touchdowns.
And, he even had the energy for a backflip into the end zone. Just wow.
Fantasy football owners who had Hill on their team celebrated this reception, Hill’s first touchdown. It was a 75-yarder. It was Hill’s 14th touchdown of 50 yards or more. He’s been in the NFL since 2016.
Tampa’s Carlton Davis Covered Tyreek Hill on Both the First Quarter Touchdowns
Tampa’s Carlton Davis covered Hill, or attempted to cover him, on both of his first-quarter touchdowns. On the first touchdown, no Tampa safety rotated over to help Davis.
Fans noticed Davis. Or, they felt sorry for any Buccaneer cornerback or safety who was supposed to shadow Hill.
If you’re wondering, the NFL record for most receiving yards in a game is 336 yards. Flipper Anderson set the record in 1989. He played for the Los Angeles Rams when he broke the record.
Hill’s output was 12 yards short of his career-high for a game. He caught 10 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns against Oakland in November 2018.
Hill is a not-so-secret weapon for the Chiefs. He’s one of the fastest players in the NFL, with a 4.29-second clocking for the 40-yard dash. It’s why he was dubbed “The Cheetah.”
Hill primarily is used as a receiver. And defenses also have to be aware of him on jet sweeps or other exotic running plays.
After his first-quarter performance, an internet prankster updated Hill’s wiki page, describing him as the owner of the “Tampa Bay Buccaneers.”