When the Miami Dolphins took the field at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday to face off with the New England Patriots one last time this season, Miami’s top wide receiver has etched his name in the record books once again.
The Dolphins were able to take down their AFC East rival, 31-17, thanks in huge part to Tyreek Hill’s 112-yard performance on eight catches that included his eighth receiving touchdown this season. He came into the game with 902 receiving yards – a league leading record, but Sunday’s performance put him at the top.
During the third quarter, WR Tyreek Hill became the first player in the Super Bowl era to eclipse 1,000 receiving yards in only eight games this season. He’s just half-way there to be the first player in NFL history to surpass 2,000 receiving yards.
TUA DIME TO TYREEK. 42-YARD TOUCHDOWN.
— NFL (@NFL) October 29, 2023
Dolphins Wide Receiver Breaks his Own Record
If you recall last season, Hill had reached the 1,000 yard mark in nine games. He was on pace to reach that 2,000 milestone, but with injuries to quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Hill would end just shy of 2,000 at 1,710.
As he continues this record-breaking journey, it’s no surprise that his name has popped up in the MVP conversation. Even Jerry Rice, an NFL Hall of Fame one of the greatest wide receivers of all time, said that Hill could potentially win this award.
“I think he has a great chance (to be named MVP) because speed kills, man,” Rice said on an episode of NFL Network’s The Insiders. “What’s happening is you cannot play him one-on-one, you cannot play him bump-and-run and you cannot play him man-to-man. He’s making plays over the middle. He’s catching deep balls. He’s doing everything. He’s doing everything. I think he has a great chance of being the Most Valuable Player.”
Should Hill continue the stride he’s on, there’s no doubt that he’ll surpass 2,000 receiving yards by the end of this season. After that catch that put him at 1,000, the wide receiver now has 61 catches for 1,014 yards and eight scores on the season.