KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The spread of COVID-19 within the NFL has put more games at risk of postponement – something Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill calls "definitely crazy right now."
“My job is just to basically come in and control the things I can control," Hill told reporters on Wednesday, "and that’s my safety and that’s my teammates’ safety and that’s the coaches’ safety. That’s even my kids safety.”
On Wednesday, the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots reportedly had more players test positive for the virus.
Stephon Gilmore, Patriots cornerback and NFL defensive player of the year, received a positive test two days following the Monday night match versus the Kansas City Chiefs.
A morning summary:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 7, 2020
Two new positive tests in Tennessee, putting Sunday’s Bills-Titans game in jeopardy.
Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore tested positive, putting Sunday’s Patriots-Broncos game in jeopardy.
No positive tests today with Chiefs, who played Patriots on Monday night.
The Las Vegas Raiders also have a player who reportedly has the coronavirus.
In order to stay healthy and keep playing, Hill reiterated controlling what he can by wearing a mask, an added extra protection.
“I’m even doing, like, double masks today," Hill said. "So I got a mask, and I got the Coach Reid visor going today."
Heading into Sunday’s scheduled game against the Raiders, Hill spoke on how opposing defenses are dealing with the Kansas City receiving core and trying to contain the Chiefs' ability to earn deep yardage.
“Teams are more aware of us," Hill said. "We’re not seeing as much man-coverage as we usually see. It’s more zone thoughts trying to slow us down. We’re still fast. We still can catch. We still got all of that, but sometimes some teams just play not to give up the deep shot.”
Through the first four games of the season, Hill has recorded 286 yards receiving with four touchdowns.