What’s another position for Tyreek Hill?
In the Chiefs’ 33-10 victory over the Broncos on Sunday night, Hill got six attempts as a running back.
That was a season high, as was his 95 rushing yards. His 70-yard touchdown run also was the longest by a Chiefs running back this season.
Until Sunday, Hill was a return specialist. Then he was a wide receiver. Now, he’s a little bit of everything and has excelled at it all.
“We’re trying to expand him every week, with a little bit more and more,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “He had some great carries back there.”
Hill entered Sunday’s game on the second play and promptly went 28 yards on a sweep.
He lost 1 yard on his second rushing attempt. But his third was a stunner. Hill, lining up at running back, took the handoff deep in the backfield, got to the mass of humanity at the line of scrimmage and bounced outside to the left.
What Broncos weren’t bunched in the middle were blocked wonderfully by the Chiefs, with tight end Travis Kelce taking out safety Darian Stewart just after Hill turned the corner.
Hill did the rest, jetting to the end zone to complete a 70-yard touchdown run.
“It was a counter play,” Hill said. “Travis Kelce did a great job sealing his guy off, and I was one-on-one with the safety.”
Hill’s contributions, especially over the past several weeks, has quarterback Alex Smith searching for the right description.
“I’m not going to do him justice trying to put it into words,” Smith said. “Obviously, he’s very talented, durable. Can do all the things we ask him to do.
“For him to do it week in, week out says a lot about him.”
When Kelce added an 80-yard touchdown reception on a tunnel screen later in the first quarter, the Chiefs had two offensive plays of 70 or more yards in the same quarter for the first time ever, according to Elias Sports.
Until Sunday, Hill had 15 rushing attempts on the season, never more than two in a game. By halftime, he had four rushes for 102 yards. At that pace, the Chiefs would have a 100-yard rusher for only the second time this season. Spencer Ware had 131 rushing yards in the team’s victory at Oakland.
But the Broncos were ready for Hill after halftime. He twice lost yardage.
“He had the long one, then they started blitzing,” Reid said. “They respected him and started bringing everybody.”
Still, Hill added to his big-play collection that’s grown larger over the last few weeks.
On the Chiefs’ second snap against Tennessee, Hill raced to a 68-yard touchdown on a run. A week earlier, there was a 78-yard punt return and 36-yard touchdown reception against the Raiders.
Two weeks before that, Hill had perhaps his best all-round game. He scored the game’s first touchdown at Denver on an 86-yard return of a free kick and added two more touchdowns, his third a scoring reception that paved the way to the tying score that forced overtime.
With his world-class speed, Hill is a threat every time he touches the ball. He entered Sunday’s game leading the NFL in punt return yardage and averaged 10.5 yards per rushing attempt.
His long rushing touchdown on Sunday was his 11th of the season. That leads the team. So do his six receiving touchdowns.
Hill, chosen to the Pro Bowl earlier in the week, has become one of the NFL’s most dynamic players. Not that the Broncos needed to be reminded.
“He’s a Pro Bowl player and well deserved,” Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said earlier this week. “He’s exceptional and dynamic when he touches the ball and there’s all kinds of ways he touches it.”