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Tyreek Hill Has Surprising Pick For NFL's Best Wide Receiver Right Now

Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins

Despite leaving Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs' high-powered offense during the offseason, Tyreek Hill is having a career year.

Not only does the Miami Dolphins' speedster lead the NFL with 81 receptions and 1,148 yards this year, he's on pace for the second-most productive receiving season in NFL history. If Hill is able to keep up his pace of 114.8 yards per game, he would finish the season with 1,952 yards, 12 short of the single-season record set by Calvin Johnson.

All of that is to say, if most people had to pick the best wide receiver in the NFL right now, Hill would likely be on the short list.

But Hill himself submitted a surprising name.

Hill quoted a tweet from Fox Sports asking who the best wide receiver in the NFL right now is and went with his former teammate, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman.

Hardman, who spent the first three years of his career as Hill's understudy, has been solid this season while trying to serve as his replacement. He has totaled 328 scrimmage yards and six touchdowns in eight games.

But it's difficult to believe Hill was seriously suggesting Hardman, the fourth-leading receiver on his own team in terms of yards, is the best receiver in the league. Hill could be trolling his former team or, more likely, showing some love to his friend.

Regardless, we know Hill is plenty confident in his own abilities. 

Earlier this season, when starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was sidelined due to a concussion, Hill said it didn't matter to him who was behind center. "I'll put up numbers with you," he told ESPN reporter Marcel Louis-Jacques.

Hill and the Dolphins are on bye this week. 

Hardman, who missed the Chiefs' win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday due to an illness, was not present for the team's practice on Wednesday.