DK Metcalf has spent this offseason running or challenging people to run against him. This is a fun thing. Now a Metcalf and Tyreek Hill race might happen. Hill, the amazingly fast Chiefs receiver, raced the Packers Aaron Jones recently and beat him easily. Now Metcalf wants to go against Hill next offseason. (We are too close to training camps starting now for players to try to get a race worked out now.)
The race between Hill and Jones was more of a race of quickness instead of sheer speed, though. It was a short race and Hill won mostly because he got off to a much better start. Mind you, I am not saying Jones is faster than Hill but the race showed little.
In the same kind of race, Hill might beat Metcalf too. Hill is a much smaller person and a short race, before DK Metcalf can get into his full stride, would favor Hill. But a true 40-yard dash, or heck, even a whole football field, might change things a bit.
A DK Metcalf and Tyreek Hill race would be fun to watch
Maybe if the race does happen and Hill gets a little bit of a lead Metcalf could just think that Hill had just intercepted Russell Wilson and Metcalf would catch up and run through Hill. Or maybe Metcalf could simply be faster than Hill.
Metcalf recently ran a 10.36 100-meter sprint in an Olympic time trial trying to qualify for the Olympics. Metcalf didn’t make the games in Tokyo but he was also running against people who spend their lives training for the event. Metcalf spends his life training to be a Seahawks football player. Either way, 10.36 is really fast obviously.
The best thing about the Jones and Hill run or any potential DK Metcalf and Hill race is that these are simply people having fun. There is no animosity between the players that can be seen and they are just having some fun. This is sometimes what gets missed in the NFL.
Sure, the NFL is a huge money-making business and players play to get paid lots of money sometimes. But they also started off as kids playing the game for fun and many still do that. So it is good to see some top players having a little off-field fun as well.