Tyreek Hill says he only needs to stay healthy and keep attention to detail to get 2,000 receiving yards this season

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Miami Dolphins star wide receiver Tyreek Hill believes that he only needs to stay healthy and keep attention to detail in the 2023 season to reach 2,000 receiving yards.

“The quarterback play that we have is amazing, as you can see Tua (Tagovailoa) has been delivering, I feel like, all training camp, and the way that our head coach and our OC design plays for us is ridiculous,” Hill told NFL Network’s Cameron Wolfe and Charles Davis. “My job is really easy; I just got to stay healthy, I just got to keep my attention to detail and just know where to be at on the field at all times for my quarterback. Then I’ll be able to make those plays to get where I want to be at, which is 2K.”

Earlier this offseason, Hill said that he will not only reach 2,000 yards receiving this season, but also win another Super Bowl. Hill is already a former Super Bowl champion from his time with the Kansas City Chiefs, but he wants to bring a title to Miami as well.

While 2,000 yards may seem like a crazy number, Hill actually is coming off the best receiving season of his career. In the 2022 campaign, he finished with 1,710 yards on a career-high 119 receptions.

What may be the most impressive part about Hill’s 2022 numbers is that Tagovailoa only played in 13 games for the Dolphins since he missed time with multiple concussions. Hill still thrived even when backups Teddy Bridgewater and Skylar Thompson were under center in the 2022 season.

Bridgewater is no longer with the team, but Hill has another solid backup quarterback that he’d work with if Tagovailoa went down in Mike White.

Hill likely will need all 17 games to reach 2,000 receiving yards. If he were to play in all 17 games, he’d need to average over 117 yards per game to crack that mark in the 2023 season. It’s certainly possible since Hill averaged over 100 receiving yards per game last season.

Tagovailoa’s health is also key since he’s easily the best quarterback on Miami’s roster. Tagovailoa played the best football of his NFL career last season, partly because of the addition of Hill to Miami’s offense. The Dolphins quarterback threw for 3,548 yards, 25 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 13 games during the regular season.

It’s clear that Hill and Tagovailoa have a strong connection, so as long as the star wideout stays focused, he should be one of the top receivers in the NFL once again in the 2023 season.

There has never been a player to clear 2,000 receiving yards in a regular season in NFL history. Calvin Johnson came the closest in the 2012 season with 1,964 receiving yards. The only other player with over 1,900 receiving yards in a season is Los Angeles Rams star Cooper Kupp, who finished with 1,947 in the 2021 campaign.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.