Miami Dolphins wideout Tyreek Hill is one breakout performance away from a 1,000-yard receiving season… and it’s just Week 6. Hill, one of the many top-tier talents on the Miami offense, displayed his elite mastery of the receiver position on Sunday, recording six catches for 163 yards and a touchdown in his team’s 42-21 win over the Carolina Panthers. Per NFL.com, it was Hill’s 12th career game eclipsing the 150 receiving-yard plateau, tying him with NFL great Calvin Johnson for the third-most such games in a player’s first eight seasons.
Tyreek Hill's stats this season
• 42 catches
• 814 receiving yards
• 14 rushing yards
• 6 TDs
He has the most receiving yards in the 1st 6 games of season in the Super Bowl era.
He also is the 1st player with 4 150+ yard receiving games over that span. pic.twitter.com/lNOeiL6NeD
— NFL Stats (@NFL_Stats) October 16, 2023
Tyreek Hill leads the NFL in receiving yards (814), yards per reception (19.4), receiving yards per game (135.2) and receiving touchdowns (six). The four-time All-Pro wideout is on pace for the highest receiving yards per game mark in the history of the NFL. Super Bowl champion Wes Chandler holds the current high watermark at 129 receiving yards per game in 1982 but played just eight games for the Chargers that season.
Calvin Johnson is the most recent receiver to come near 130 receiving yards per game, back when he snagged 122 passes for 1,964 yards and five touchdowns in 2012. However, the NFL was still implementing a 16-game schedule, one game less than the current 17 games played in today’s NFL. Tyreek Hill has a
realistic chance of winning the triple crown for a receiver, becoming just the fifth member (Jerry Rice, Sterling Sharpe, Steve Smith Sr., and Cooper Kupp) of the exclusive club since 1990.
Miami Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill is Pushing the NFL Record Book
Tyreek Hill is on pace to post unprecedented numbers in 2023. The superstar is pacing for a ludicrous 2,307 receiving yards through 17 games, potentially making him the first-ever receiver to surpass 2,000 yards. Hill has also averaged one receiving touchdown per game. If the seven-time Pro-Bowler can haul in 17 touchdowns via the air, he would become just the 16th receiver ever to pull off that feat.
The Miami Dolphins Offense Remains Historic
The Miami Dolphins have been a juggernaut this season. Not only is Tyreek Hill posting historic numbers, but the offense has taken the NFL by storm. Teammate and running back De’Von Achane set the record for the most touchdowns scored through a player’s first four games (seven), while the Dolphins became just the third team in NFL history to score 70 points in a game. If quarterback Tua Tagovailoa can stay healthy, there should be no stopping the explosive Miami offense. The signal-caller has thrown for an NFL-high 1,876 yards and 14 touchdowns in his team’s first six games.
However, Tagovailoa missed five games last season, including the playoffs, due to concussions. An injury to Tagovailoa would open the door for the former New York Jet Mike White to take over at the quarterback position. If that were the case, the Miami offense would most likely take a hit in production.