It started when reporters were talking to Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman in the locker room on Wednesday.
WR Mecole Hardman thinks he might be able to beat Tyreek Hill in a 100-yard race. pic.twitter.com/Mw0gHH3oN4— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) October 30, 2019
Asked by our own Pete Sweeney if he could beat fellow wide receiver Tyreek Hill in a 100-yard dash, Hardman first expressed confidence — but then backed down a little.
“Me and Tyreek? 100 [yards]?” he replied. “I’ll give you everything you want in a 100. 40... he’s got me. But 100? I think I could pick up a little bit in 100. But I won’t put it past him. He probably would get me. But a 100 is a better race than a 40.”
When we tweeted the excerpt of the video with the question and response, an interested party responded.
https://t.co/RSrbtu0vAC pic.twitter.com/FGZjbj6lRg— Ty Hill (@cheetah) October 30, 2019
Hardman only had nine snaps on offense during Sunday’s 31-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers, but made some noise with his limited opportunities, catching both passes (actually pitches on jet sweeps) for big gains — including a 30-yard touchdown. He was asked if the league was starting to take notice.
“I hope they know,” he said. “I’m proud for the team to showcase my speed and what I can do on the field. If they don’t know, I’m pretty sure they’re going to know soon.”
He was also asked about the nickname that the team is hanging on him.
Mecole "Jet" Hardman ✈️ pic.twitter.com/j3tBSwrIT4— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) October 29, 2019
“I’m embracing it a little bit, said Hardman. “If they’re going to call me that, I’m going to take it. I might have something up my sleeve for it.”
You mean a touchdown celebration?
”Maybe,” he replied. “We’ll see.”
It’s also unknown if any kind of 100-yard footrace between Hill and Hardman will ever take place. But if it happened... who ya got?
Who would win a 100-yard race?
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