Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill confident surpassing ex-Lions WR Calvin Johnson’s receiving yards record: “I think the added game gives me quite the advantage”

With the NFL regular season now extended to 17 games, the opportunity to break former Detroit Lions star Calvin Johnson’s single-season record for receiving yards looms large. Among the talented wide receivers vying for this achievement, Miami Dolphins’ own Tyreek Hill firmly believes he possesses the skills necessary to accomplish this feat.

Hill doesn’t shy away from setting audacious goals for himself and recently he proved the notion again by expressing his confidence in surpassing Johnson’s long-standing record for receiving yards in a single season with the addition of the newly implemented 17-game regular season.

What is Calvin Johnson’s receiving yards record?

After getting drafted by the Lions as second overall in the 2007 NFL Draft, the veteran wide receiver Calvin Johnson established himself as a formidable force in the league by finishing with 78 catches for 1,331 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2008.

The two-time All-American, nicknamed ‘Megatron’, grabbed the single-season receiving record in 2012 with his incredible 1,964 yards that couldn’t be broken by any players till now, however, Cooper Kupp had a potential chance of breaking the record last year, albeit he fell short of only 17 yards.

Calvin Johnson

Clavin enjoyed seven seasons with 1,000-plus receiving yards and led Detroit in pass receptions as well as pass receiving yardage for six and seven consecutive seasons. Despite having a short career due to being plagued by multiple ankle injuries, the legend was holding multiple NFL records during his retirement from the team including the most receiving yards in a season and the most consecutive games with 100 or more receiving yards.

Tyreek Hill sets new goal ahead of the 2023 NFL season

Tyreek turned heads during his first season in Miami, and he has already established himself as one of the most dangerous deep threats in the NFL by catching a career-high 119 passes for a career-high 1,710 yards along with seven touchdowns.

The WR broke the receiving yards record of the iconic player Mark Clayton by recording a phenomenal total of 1,710 yards and now needs to average 117.65 receiving yards per game over 17 games to reach 2,000 yards mark of Calvin, however, he is all set to ink the record with the advantage of the added game.

“Oh yeah, for sure. I think the added game gives me quite the advantage, so yeah.”

However, the 29-year-old also acknowledged the importance of keeping fit throughout the season to reach the mark.

Tyreek Hill

“For me, not getting injured, coming in each and every day wanting to get better, wanting to be coached. And I feel like I’ve got the right tools around me.”

The four-time First-team All-Pro heaped on the praise for the Dolphins’ starting QB Tua Tagovailoa and the team’s 11th head coach Mike McDaniel along with his position coach, saying the support from these three will be a booster for him to ink the record in his name.

“I’ve got obviously the most accurate quarterback in the NFL, I’ve got one of the best head coaches in the NFL, and also my position coach is a monster also. So just having those three things and me just keeping the same mindset each and every day that I want to get better and I want to break the record, and I do want to break the record. So I feel like this is one of those years that I can achieve it.”

It remains to be seen if Miami’s seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver can etch his name in the annals of NFL history, however, his confidence must be praised.

Do you think that Tyreek can achieve his goal? You can share your thoughts with us in the comments.


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Maliha works as a content writer in Sportszion specializing in NFL and NBA. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation, majoring in MIS (Management Information Systems). She loves analyzing sports and keeping fans updated with the latest sport buzzes.


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