Ranking the top 5 Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers of all time

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Kansas City Chiefs, Tyreek Hill
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – NOVEMBER 11: Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after scoring a touchdown by jumping into the stands and manning a television camera during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

2. Tyreek Hill

Though only a member of the Kansas City Chiefs for a short period of time, Tyreek Hill has already made his mark in the pantheon of the franchise’s all-time players. The team got a steal in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft when they selected the speedster out of the University of West Alabama.

Hill began his college career as both a track and football athlete at Garden City Community College before signing with Oklahoma State. In his only season with the Cowboys he amassed a total of 815 yards and two touchdowns. He finished his career with the West Alabama Tigers amassing 681 yards and 4 touchdowns in his final collegiate season.

While Hill was not as productive in college as one might expect, he demonstrated the ability to play multiple positions including running back, wide receiver, and returner. Andy Reid took this ability and created one of the scariest weapons in all of professional sports. In Hill’s first season with the Chiefs, he exploded with 1,452 all-purpose yards and 11 touchdowns, with 593 yards and 6 touchdowns coming through the air.

For a team that had struggled to find a consistent threat at wide receiver for some time, his potential was a breath of fresh air. Hill led the team in receiving the next two seasons, surpassing 1,000 yards in both and breaking the franchise’s single season receiving mark for yards in 2018.

Hill has been named to the Pro Bowl every season of his career, was named First Team All-Pro in his first and third seasons, and was the recipient of Super Bowl LIV’s biggest pass. He currently ranks first on the franchise’s all-time list of receiving yards per game and 10th in career receiving yards. For the moment he’s number two on this list, but he has the potential to be the franchise’s greatest receiver by the end of his career.