Vick not interested in racing Johnson but will take on McCoy again

When it comes to a foot race, Michael Vick wants no part of Chris Johnson. (USATSI)
When it comes to a foot race, Michael Vick wants no part of Chris Johnson. (USATSI)

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A year ago, when Michael Vick was still with the Eagles, he beat the fleet-footed LeSean McCoy in the 40-yard dash. Pretty impressive for the then 33-year-old.

Earlier this month, Jets running back Chris Johnson said that he'd take Vick, now Johnson's teammate in New York, in a race. Over the weekend, Vick was asked about Johnson's proclamation and he didn't disagree.

So, yeah, I mean, Chris Johnson -- I ain't racing Chris," Vick said, via NJ.com's Dom Cosentino. "Wasn't he on TV racing a cheetah or something a couple months ago? Yeah, no, I ain't doing that. The cheetah -- damn, man. To even have the courage to do that."

But Vick had no such reservations about going another round with McCoy.

"LeSean McCoy, I'll race him again," he said. "Not Chris Johnson."

McCoy's response: "That's Mike for you," he said before adding: "Ask him who the best back is, he'll tell you me."

In terms of smack-talking, McCoy's jab barely registers. In fact, everyone but Johnson, who thinks he's still capable of rushing for 2,000 yards in a season, would agree that McCoy is not only the better back, but one of the most dynamic players in the league.

McCoy was No. 1 among all running backs last season, according to both Football Outsiders and Pro Football Focus. Johnson, by comparison, ranked 17th and 48th.

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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