Chiefs vs. Broncos: Tyreek Hill will not play versus Denver

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 16: Wide receiver Tyreek Hill
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 16: Wide receiver Tyreek Hill /

Tyreek Hill will not suit up for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday but will instead miss the Broncos game in Week 17 due to a death in the family.

The Kansas City Chiefs will be without their primary vertical weapon Sunday when they visit the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium. Pro Bowl Wide receiver Tyreek Hill will miss Sunday’s game due to his father’s recent death, a move that signals that Andy Reid and his staff clearly gave Hill personal time and space away from the team to grieve and be with his family.

Earlier this week, Hill posted on Twitter about his family’s loss and paid tribute in a quick message.

Fans of the Chiefs were likely hoping to see Hill paired up with rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes on Sunday, who will be making his first career start against Denver. The young rookie has an exceptional arm, which combined with Hill’s top-end speed, should be a very effective combination for the Chiefs offense. The loss of Hill entirely puts DeMarcus Robinson in the crosshairs to play a much bigger role given that Chris Conley has also been out for the season. Robinson and Albert Wilson should be the two starting wideouts.

Tyreek Hill ends his regular season with 75 catches for 1,183 receiving yards and 7 receiving touchdowns. He also added another 59 rushing yards on the year along with another touchdown via a punt return.