Give Packers running back Aaron Jones credit for racing Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill. Hill, after all, ran a 4.29 in the 40-yard-dash during his college pro day. Jones, who ran a 4.56 in the 40 during the 2017 NFL combine, was unable to stay with Hill during a recent race.
"Get at me next offseason," Metcalf said to Hill via Twitter.
Metcalf may have the edge if he challenges Hill to a race in the 100 meters. Hill, however, would appear to have the advantage in the 40, as Metcalf was timed at 4.33 seconds in the 40 during his NFL combine. Metcalf was clocked at 22.64 mph during his chase-down tackle of Budda Baker during Seattle's Week 7 loss in Arizona.
This run by D.K. Metcalf absolutely blew us away 🤯— The GIST USA (@thegistusa) October 27, 2020
The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver clocked in at 22.64 MPH (!!!) and travelled 114.8 yards to chase down Budda Baker on this 90-yard interception return on Sunday 🔥 #thegist
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"I was running, and next thing you know, I see big 14 coming after me," Baker said after the game. "He got me. That's the first time I've ever been hawked in my entire life."
Hill has also parlayed his speed into gridiron glory. In the Chiefs' Week 12 win over the Buccaneers last season, Hill used his speed to catch 13 passes for 269 yards while scoring touchdowns of 20, 44 and 75 yards.
Last time the @Chiefs and @Buccaneers met was in Week 12 at @RJStadium:— NFL Football Operations (@NFLFootballOps) February 2, 2021
• @PatrickMahomes + @TomBrady: 807 combined passing yards (most in @NFL in 2020)
• Tyreek Hill (@cheetah): 269 rec yards, 3 TDs
• Chiefs won 27-24
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"I don't think it was necessarily [about] a matchup," Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said of Hill's performance, via ESPN. "It was man coverage with no one over the top. We don't get that a lot, especially with [Hill] and his ability, and whenever we do, we try to take advantage of it.''
Assuming Hill accepts Metcalf's offer, NFL fans can look forward to watching two of the league's fastest players square off next offseason.