It’s pretty obvious that Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill’s speed is another level of impressive — above most, if not all the players in the NFL. There are a select few that are comparably mind-blowing, but one of them is already on his team: wide receiver Mecole Hardman.
So when Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ wide receiver Scotty Miller publicly declared that he’d take himself in a race with Hill on the “Dan Patrick Show,” it sounded a little silly on the surface.
.@MillerTime___10 Scotty Miller says he can beat @cheetah Tyreek Hill in a race.— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 27, 2021
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“I’m taking me every day of the week,” Miller told Patrick. “I’ll take me over anybody. Tyreek is unbelievable, super quick, unbelievable talent but if we’re talking about a race, I got confidence in myself going up against anybody.”
When followed up on, Miller answered, “Yes sir,” when asked if he was the fastest player in the NFL.
Hill could have laughed it off and declared himself the faster one — but instead, he proposed a way to prove one way or the other.
Could Scotty Miller outrace a @Cheetah?— NFL (@NFL) February 1, 2021
"Maybe we can (race) at halftime." #SBLV
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Before Hill challenged Miller, he explained why anyone should be as self-confident as Miller was.
“I feel like Scotty answered that question the right way,” Hill explained. “I feel like, if somebody asked [you], ’Are you’re faster than Tyreek?’ your answer should be, ‘Yes! I’m that confident in myself that I’m faster than Tyreek.’ That’s any man; I don’t care who you are.
“Do I think he’s faster than me? I don’t know, maybe we can do something at halftime, someone line it up for us.”
While it would be fun to watch Hill beat Miller by at least 5 yards, let’s save our legs for the game, Tyreek.