KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In this Sunday’s home opener, the Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers at Arrowhead Stadium.
Looking for another win, the Chiefs might also have something to prove. More specifically, Chiefs wide receiver, Tyreek Hill, also known as “The Cheetah.”
Right now, it seems there is some confusion when it comes to the nickname.
Last Sunday, the 49ers tweeted, “Lions couldn’t catch “The Cheetah” @MattBreida.
Lions couldn't catch "The Cheetah" @MattBreida.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) September 16, 2018
To 49ers fans, Matt Breida is known as “Breida the cheetah.”
Chiefs fans weren’t having it.
If you think that is fast, wait until you meet Tyreek Hill. At Arrowhead.
— Kevin Breer (@kbreer) September 17, 2018
How about he races @cheetah and see who gets to keep the name
— Josh__Ferguson (@Josh__Ferguson) September 17, 2018
When breida beats hill in a foot race he can have Cheetah.
— Little Jacuzzi Vertical (@RealRiggerd) September 17, 2018
Breida, #22, is a running back for the 49ers. He signed with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2017. After not receiving an invite to the 2017 NFL Combine, Breida attended the Philadelphia Eagles Pro Day where he ran a 4.39s in the 40-yard dash. That time would have placed him first in that category at the 2017 combine.
Hill was also not invited to the NFL Combine. In 2016, he had to showcase his skills at West Alabama’s Pro Day. In the 40-yard dash, Hill clocked at 4.25s.
This is just another reason fans are chiming in on the “Cheetah controversy” this week.
Two weeks into the 2018 season, Breida leads the NFL in rushing yards. His 184 yards on the ground is the highest total in the league, as is his 8.4 yards per carry average.
Hill isn’t far behind with 129.5 yards on the ground.
Last Sunday, Breida had a huge game against the Detroit Lions carrying the football 11 times for 138 yards, including a 66-yard touchdown run in the second half.
Many will argue (especially Chiefs fans), that’s not as impressive as Hill’s 91-yard punt return for a touchdown in game one against the Los Angeles Chargers. And when it comes to touchdowns this season, Hill is in the lead with 3 to Breida’s 1.
The Chiefs take on the 49ers Sunday at noon. Fans of both teams watching the game at Arrowhead, or on TV, can hopefully see, and settle this “Cheetah controversy” once and for all.
If you won’t be watching, just Google “NFL” and “Cheetah” and see whose name pops up. (Hint: Tyreek Hill).