Tyreek Hill is having a monster year with the Miami Dolphins in 2023 — so good that he has already beaten out his career-best season stats with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018. And he still has five games left in the season to play.
For reference, Tyreek’s former career best season with the Chiefs in 2018 looked like this:
And his current season with the Dolphins looks like this:
In addition, Hill is also on pace to reach a goal he set in the 2023 preseason: 2000 receiving yards in a season, an NFL record-setting accolade which would surely etch him in the record books as one of the greatest wide receivers ever. But can Hill already be considered one of the greatest ever? How does he stack up to players in recent history that have been considered the GOAT wide receivers like NFL Hall of Famer Randy Moss for instance?
According to Dolphins wide receiver coach Wes Welker, who played alongside Randy Moss during his time with the New England Patriots, Tyreek Hill is better than Randy Moss.
“Randy is probably the best deep ball receiver, ever in the game. But Tyreek can run the whole route tree. He can run choice routes, he can run lookie, he can take the top off. His ball skills? Coming in and out of breaks. Name a route you don’t like Tyreek on? I can’t think of one,” Welker told media in a Dolphins press conference on Thursday.
“That’s what separates him in that regard,” Welker continued. “It’s his mindset, and the way he approaches every single day, and every single game. It’s very impressive that he’s got that mentality, along with all those skills.”
The current record for receiving yards in a season is held by former Detroit Lions star Calvin “Megatron” Johnson, who had 1,964 receiving yards over 16 games in the 2012 season. Johnson had an average of 122.8 yards per game that season, which is less than a yard behind Hill’s current pace.
Do you agree with Dolphins wide receiver coach Wes Welker’s opinion that Tyreek Hill is better than Randy Moss? What about Jerry Rice, another wide receiver widely considered to be the GOAT? Or do you think Tyreek Hill needs more seasons played and more accolades accrued before he can be put into such lofty contention? Let us know in the comments.