Shannon Sharpe says Tyreek Hill is scariest wide receiver he’s ever seen, including Jerry Rice

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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill starred in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

He totaled 215 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in a game the Dolphins won by a final score of 36-34. Additionally, Hill’s longest reception was for a whopping 47 yards.

Shannon Sharpe recently said that Hill is the scariest receiver he’s ever seen, even scarier than former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice.

“He is,” Sharpe said when asked if Hill is the scariest player in the NFL. “He absolutely is, regardless of position. You can take Aaron Donald. You can take any of the defensive players. You can take any of the offensive players. He is the scariest player in the NFL for the simple fact there is no answer for him. You can’t double-team him because he can outrun you and take the top off the coverage. I’ve never seen anything in my — since I’ve been playing, look, and I go back 1990 — he’s the scariest receiver. He’s more scary than Jerry. I’m not saying he’s a better receiver than Jerry. But he’s scarier than Jerry because he’s one of the few men in the history of the game that’s been able to take a five-yard route and turn it into an 80-yard spectacular.”

Hill, 29, was selected with the No. 165 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft after a college career that included one season at Oklahoma State University. He finished with 534 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown to go along with 281 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown in 12 games played with the Cowboys during the 2014 season.

Hill’s contributions didn’t translate to a whole lot of wins for the Cowboys, however. They finished the 2014 season with a mediocre 7-6 record, but they did win a trophy by beating the University of Washington in the Cactus Bowl by a final score of 30-22.

The 5-foot-10 wide receiver has played for two teams — the Kansas City Chiefs and Dolphins — across his eight seasons in the NFL.

Hill spent his first six seasons in the NFL with the Chiefs and won a Super Bowl with the team back in 2020 before he was traded to the Dolphins in the spring of 2022.

He is fresh off arguably the best season of his pro career in 2022. Hill accumulated 1,710 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns in 17 games played with the Dolphins during the 2022 regular season (all starts). Furthermore, he averaged 100.6 receiving yards per game.

Those numbers were good enough for Hill to earn a Pro Bowl nod — the seventh of his career — and a fourth-place finish in Offensive Player of the Year voting. Only Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts received more votes.

It’s debatable whether Hill should be compared to Rice, who is arguably the most accomplished wide receiver in league history. But what’s not debatable is that Hill is one of the best players at his position in the NFL right now.

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