DK Metcalf still wants to make a literal run that will allow him to be in the 2024 Olympics. But a race against Tyreek Hill might not be far away.
According to TMZ Sports, the site asked DK Metcalf if he could beat Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill in a foot race. Metcalf said matter-of-factly, “Yeah, I can beat Tyreek Hill in a race.” When Metcalf was at the NFL combine before his rookie year with the Seahawks, Metcalf was timed at 4.33 in the 40-yard dash while Hill ran a 4.29 40 at his combine.
To be honest, watching players like DK Metcalf and Hill do offseason competitions, like racing each other, would be a lot better than the NFL forcing the Pro Bowl on us. At least, the way the Pro Bowl is played now. Like two-hand touch football? That’s what the Pro Bowl has become.
And the Pro Bowl should be that way. It’s a meaningless game played in a collision sport where players can actually get really hurt for no real reason. In fact, getting hurt in the Pro Bowl can affect a player’s income future so it’s a risk a player shouldn’t really want to do.
A DK Metcalf and Tyreek Hill race would be must-watch TV
But person-to-person challenges like DK Metcalf and Tyreek Hill racing each other? That’s a lot more fun to watch and probably more fun for the players. Hill did lose to Micah Parsons at this year’s Pro Bowl in a race but this was a staged event. Players like Metcalf and Hill agreeing on their own to race and choose where to meet would be must-watch TV.
Hill clearly heard about Metcalf’s comments on TMZ as Hill tweeted that he would also beat Usain Bolt after first beating Metcalf.
By the way, I know there are some Chiefs fans out there who probably saw Hill chase down Falcons linebacker Foyesade Oluokun late in the 2020 season and think that’s as good as Metcalf chasing down Cardinals safety Budda Baker in the same year. Just, no. Oluokun is a slower player than Baker and Oluokun had to slow down several times in his attempt to return an interception. Baker didn’t.
So let’s see Hill and Metcalf race. It’ll be worth it and better than Pro Bowl. And for fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars, better than watching their favorite team play.