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Tyreek Hill Is The Chiefs’ Secret Weapon

Tyreek Hill has been an absolute scoring machine over the last few weeks for the Kansas City Chiefs.

A fifth-round pick during the 2016 NFL Draft, many expected Hill to go undrafted due to a domestic violence case. However, the Chiefs took a gamble on him and they haven’t looked back. He started the season as the fourth receiver on the depth chart, but that’s not the case anymore. He went from a potential undrafted player to one of the most dynamic receivers in the league.

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Hill started to get recognize on November, but he’s taken his play to another level during December. The wideout scored on a 68-yard run against the Tennessee Titans on Week 15 and this past Sunday he scored on a 70-yard run against the Denver Broncos. But there’s more

Hill also scored on an 86-yard kickoff return against Denver on the road on November 27. And he also added a 78-yard punt return against the Oakland on December 8. He is the first rookie in NFL history to score four TDs of 60 yards or longer over a span of five games, and he’s just scratching the surface of his potential.

The Chiefs are great defensively, but the passing game hasn’t been much of a factor in recent years. Alex Smith is the poster child for the “game manager” concept, but he’s developing an impressive rapport with Hill. Along with Travis Kelce and Jeremy Maclin, Hill is starting to get more and more attention by opposing defenses. But he always finds a way to make things happen.

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And as if that wasn’t enough, Hill was selected to the 2017 Pro Bowl as a return specialist. And considering the Chiefs aren’t likely to make a Super Bowl run, there’s a high change we see Hill in the event. Pretty good for a 165th pick, right?

The Chiefs already secured a playoff berth in the AFC, and the most likely scenario is that they’ll take on the Houston Texans in the Wild Card Round just like it happened last year. They might not make a deep Super Bowl run, but they are a team that can pull an upset on any given day. And Hill is one of the main reasons behind the new-found spark on Kansas City’s offense.

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