Long before Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase were ever on their radar, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted another former LSU Tiger that they expected to make a big impact for them.
Back in 2014 the Bengals selected Jeremy Hill late in the 2nd round to lead their backfield and quickly saw a return on that pick.
As a rookie, he ran for 1124 yards and 9 touchdowns as part of a running back committee that also featured Gio Bernard on a team that won 10 games and made the playoffs.
That committee continued for the next couple of years and Hill racked up 1633 yards and 20 touchdowns over those following two seasons.
Then Joe Mixon came along and took over as the lead back and after 4 seasons in Cincinnati, Hill headed to New England.
Unfortunately, his time in New England was short-lived as Hill suffered a torn ACL in his first game with the Patriots.
That injury occurred back in 2018 and he hasn’t set foot on an NFL field since.
He attempted to make a comeback in 2020 with the Raiders, but was released after two days. Now it looks like that will be his last attempt to play in the NFL again.
Today, Hill officially announced that he was retiring from football.
“Unfortunately due to the injuries I sustained September 9, 2018, I will no longer be pursuing my career in professional football, that’s right I’m retiring from the game that we all love so dearly, it’s been one hell of a journey and I wouldn’t have been close to enjoying it without my family specifically my Mother, my coaches and all the great teammates I was blessed to play with. Now the fun part of life starts for me but in the mean time I will be doing everything in my power to help the next generation in our game so we all can continue to enjoy our great sport for decades to come. #HILLYOUT #THATSALLFOLKS”
It’s unfortunate that we never got to see more from Jeremy Hill, but at least Cincinnati Bengals fans got to enjoy 29 touchdowns from him over the first 3 years of his career.