Jerry Rice: Tyreek Hill could reach 2000 yards, win NFL MVP

The Pro Football Hall of Famer and 3-time Super Bowl champion spoke to Yahoo Sports’ Matt Harmon about the Miami Dolphins wideout’s hot start to the season. Jerry joined Yahoo Sports on behalf of Breathe Right, and his ad campaign along with his son, USC wide receiver Brenden Rice.

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MATT HARMON: All right. Matt Harmon here joined by, I mean, listen, the absolute GOAT. The legend himself. The greatest receiver of all time. Three-time Super Bowl champion, Jerry Rice. Jerry, what's going on, man?

JERRY RICE: Oh man, you're the GOAT, man. You're the greatest of all time. So let's go. Let's have some fun, man.

MATT HARMON: Stop. That is way too kind. But I appreciate the sentiment. Is there anybody playing the receiver position right now that sort of stands out to you?

JERRY RICE: With Tyreek Hill what he's doing right now.


JERRY RICE: Man, you cannot play this guy. Like you're not going to see much bump and run, but if you still play him one on one and it's man to man, he's going to burn you because speed kills. And I think he has a legitimate chance of maybe getting 2,000 yards. And what's happening in Miami.

And I think he's excited about the opportunity of being the most valuable player. That could happen. That could happen. It doesn't happen that often as a wide receiver, but I think he has a legitimate chance of making it happen.

MATT HARMON: I mean, you're talking about 2,000 yards. Jerry, we're not even in week 8 and he's got 902.

JERRY RICE: Yeah. That's crazy. That's crazy, man.

MATT HARMON: It's absolutely absurd.

JERRY RICE: The thing about him though, if he brings a type of aggression to the game. I mean, confidence out there on the field and stuff like that. Because he doesn't believe that, hey look, you can cover me. He's like I'm open, just throw me the ball and I'll make something happen.

Because he's not only just blowing by defenders on the outside. He's making plays over the middle. He's doing everything.

MATT HARMON: Hey listen, Jerry, you're here teaming up with Breathe Right along with your son, Brandon, himself a wide receiver at USC right now on a new ad campaign. Tell us a little bit about it.

JERRY RICE: Well, Breathe Right, I started wearing that in the '90s. And I had some of my teammates to wear it too. And my son, he's wearing it at USC.

And what I notice about Breathe Right is that it helped me to get more air to my lungs where I could be really productive on the football field. And I think that's the reason why I was able to excel and put up exceptional, exceptional numbers. So we're just trying to get the message out to people that, look, I don't care if it's work, play, or rest. If you put on these nasal strips, it's going to help you to be really productive throughout the day.