The Kansas City Chiefs will not have to face life without Tyreek Hill this season.
Following an investigation into allegations of child abuse, the NFL announced that Hill would not be suspended for any games during the 2019 season. Ian Rapoport and James Palmer of the NFL Network broke the news on Friday afternoon.
The Chiefs have remained behind Hill throughout the process. He has not been with the team during the last three months, but he has not been fined during that time period.
After the NFL’s announcement, Kansas City released a statement stating that Hill will return to the team at the start of training camp.
Hill was fourth in the NFL in receiving yards last season with 1,479 on 87 catches. He caught 12 touchdowns and averaged 17.0 yards per reception.
On Friday, Hill released a statement on Twitter to address the NFL’s decision and thank his fans, friends and family for their support.
When the Chiefs suspended Hill in April, the Westgate SuperBook dropped Kansas City’s season win total by a half point.
“We probably would’ve had the Chiefs at 11 wins if he was going to play,” Westgate sportsbook manager Ed Salmons told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “We still think he’s going to play for the Chiefs.”
Kansas City’s win total is floating between 10 and 10.5 in the market right now. The Chiefs are +415 to win the AFC, +825 to win the Super Bowl and -400 to make the playoffs, according to 5Dimes.
Hill is currently +1750 to lead the league in receiving touchdowns and +1300 to have the most receiving yards this season. He is 75/1 to win the MVP.
The Chiefs had the No. 1 offense in the NFL last year. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for over 5,000 yards and Kareem Hunt added 824 on the ground. Tight end Travis Kelce followed Hill with 1,336 receiving yards.