The most memorable route Tyreek Hill has ever run is now sold on T-shirts, framed in photographs and even hanging in his general manager's basement.

In time, 2-3 Jet Chip Wasp will have a place in Chiefs history alongside 65 Toss Power Trap, if it doesn't already. A 44-yard completion from Patrick Mahomes to Hill changed the complexion of a fourth quarter that propelled the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl in 50 years.

Three months later, though, it's one of the last routes Hill has run. He said Friday he has not truly completed a route since the Super Bowl, the quarantine altering offseason plans.

But he's not one to sit around. So in place of on-field practice, he has turned to a Plan B.


Some of Hill's workout videos have gone viral — exercises that appear impossible for normal folk. But it's an introduction to yoga that has him projecting 2020 as producing some of his best football yet.

"I'm taking a different approach this year," he said Friday in a Zoom video conference call with reporters. "I'm doing yoga two times per week. I've been trying to open up my hips a lot more, opening up my glutes. I've been feeling amazing.

"It's gonna be crazy. I feel like this is gonna be a crazy year for me. I'm excited."

Since his arrival four years ago, Hill has proven to be one of the league's most unique assets. He has 32 touchdowns in four seasons. He's averaged 78 yards from scrimmage per game.

A collarbone injury cost him four games last year, but he said, "I've been working my butt off this offseason trying to get my collarbone stronger."

Another big hurdle remains before he can post a career season. Hill is far from a league secret now. He is demanding defenses' attention like never before, and the Chiefs have enough weapons that they're content with second and third reads. Over the past two seasons, as the double-teams and safety coverages have increasingly moved his way, it's required an adjustment more mental than physical.

"Sometimes it's frustrating because you wanna be part of the game plan sometimes," he said. "But sometimes, like I said, you just gotta think about that this is a team game, and there are other athletes on the field who can make the same plays. That's what makes this offense so special -- you can't double-team me; you can't double-team (tight end Travis) Kelce."

But they try.

More and more often.

Throughout 2019 in particular, opposing defenses settled into a strategy against the Chiefs' offense — shift the single safety toward Hill and bracket Kelce. In the Super Bowl, for example, the first six times Hill ran a route of 20-plus yards, San Francisco had a single safety waiting on him all but once. On the seventh, a miscommunication left Hill single-covered.

And then Jet Chip Wasp happened.

"Coach (Andy) Reid, he's able to scheme me open when needed," Hill said.

The extra attention is likely here to stay. It has a place in Hill's career. Which makes a compelling case for general manager Brett Veach to continue to load up on offense — such as utilizing a first-round pick on running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

The more options the Chiefs have on offense, the more difficult it will be to shade numbers toward Hill.

"I feel like stats, they'll come — I try not to worry about that," Hill said. "I try not to worry about getting the ball or nothing like that. My job is to just win. I just wanna win."