Wyche On Tyreek: "Not Playing Football Will Be Least Of His Worries"

Tyreek Hill could have a long road ahead – for reasons having nothing to do with football

The DA Show
April 29, 2019 - 12:20 pm

As of Monday morning, Tyreek Hill is still a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. Steve Wyche expects that to change – and sooner rather than later.

“As soon as they can verify that was Tyreek Hill on that tape, he’s gone,” the NFL Network analyst said on The DA Show. “I think the Chiefs cut him, and then I think the district attorney’s office in Kansas City is going to look back into seeing what’s going on. If this is true and they found some child abuse, I think not playing football again is going to be the least of his worries.”

Indeed, the criminal case against Hill has been reopened, this after incriminating audio was leaked allegedly involving Hill and his fiancee, Crystal Espinal.

Is it possible the Chiefs will wait and see what the NFL decides about Hill before taking action?

“No,” Wyche said. “No, if they find out that is definitely Tyreek Hill on that tape, he’s gone. We saw that with Kareem Hunt. I know Clark Hunt, the owner of the Chiefs. Clark Hunt is very serious about this type of thing. If they do verify that’s him, he’ll be gone.”

A day after the audio was leaked, the Chiefs drafted Georgia wide receiver Mecole Hardman, who had seven catches of 30 yards or more last season.

Wyche believes the Chiefs – even without Hill and Kareem Hunt – would be Super Bowl contenders.

“Yup, because they’ve got Pat Mahomes,” Wyche said. “It’s the same thing we’ve seen teams with great quarterbacks do. They’ve lost receivers before. They’ve lost key players before. Tom Brady, how many receivers and running backs has he gone through? When you’ve got that type of special talent, that type of coaching staff, they can bounce back. 

“Now, I will say this,” Wyche continued. “Tyreek Hill is such a next-level player in terms of speed as a wide receiver, return ability, can run that jet sweep – that’s a special talent. But Andy Reid didn’t have a player like that before and he had competitive teams. He’ll figure something out. That’s a big blow talent-wise. But they still made it to the AFC Championship losing Kareem Hunt early in the year, so they’ll figure something out.”