Tyreek Hill is on pace to break another single-season receiving record for the Chiefs.
Tyreek Hill already owns the single-season record for most receiving yards for the Kansas City Chiefs. Now he’s set his sights on another one—the single-season mark for most receiving touchdowns—and he’s on pace to make it his own.
Hill has 10 receiving touchdowns so far in 2020 through 10 games. That’s an obvious pace for 16 touchdowns on the season, which would be one more than the 15 put up by Dwayne Bowe a decade ago, back in 2010. Bowe led the NFL that season in receiving touchdowns, and he broke a record that season that had stood since Chris Burford put up 12 touchdowns in 1962.
Hill already tied Burford’s mark for second place on the Chiefs all-time list with 12 two seasons ago—in 2018—when he also set the Chiefs’ new record for most receiving yards in a given year with 1,479. Hill is not nearly as prolific in terms of yards this season, as he’s averaging 17 less yards/game than his record-setting year, but he’s finding the end zone at a higher clip.
While it might seem extreme to expect Hill to keep up a rate of a touchdown for every single game remaining on the Chiefs schedule, it is important to note that Hill has six touchdowns in the team’s last four games as it is. As the season wears on, he’s actually becoming even tougher to stop in the end zone—even as teams know that Mahomes will target him early and often. Together with Travis Kelce, Hill provides the Chiefs with two dynamic weapons who create mismatches with their God-given talents.
Only 20 players in NFL history have ever put up 16 touchdowns in a single season, which means Hill’s goal isn’t just rare for his own team’s history. The last player to put up those totals was Dez Bryant with the Dallas Cowboys back in 2014. Unfortunately for Hill, he’s likely not going to come close to the league-wide record, which was set by Randy Moss in 2007 with the New England Patriots, when he put up an incredible 23 touchdowns in a single season.
Hill hopes to continue his impressive scoring pace on Sunday as the Chiefs travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.