Cowboys’ Micah Parsons calls Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill NFL ‘fastest man’ despite beating him in Pro Bowl Skills Challenge
The old saying goes, “Men lie. Women lie. Numbers no. Well, in this case the numbers are not exactly tell the truth.
At Thursday’s Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, Cowboys rookie Micah Parsons surprisingly emerged victorious in the NFL’s Fastest Man competition after beating Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, Browns running back Nick Chubb and running back Cowboys corner Trevon Diggs in a 40-yard sprint. Hill was the heavy favorite heading into the race, but he clearly didn’t seem interested in landing at the top of the standings.
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Hill was the only player not to get into position on the goal line, and he began running to the finish line almost immediately after the run began.
Rookie turns on the Afterburners.🔥
— NFL ALL DAY (@NFLALLDAY) February 4, 2022
In an interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters, Parsons noted that Hill was only days away from Kansas City’s AFC Championship game loss to Cincinnati and was just going through the motions. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound linebacker told Salters that Hill still holds the true title of fastest man, but wants more respect from those responsible for the game series‘ scoring system. “Madden NFL” video.
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“I know he doesn’t come here and [giving] his best. He just played a few days ago,” Parsons said. “He’s the fastest man in the league. I’m just happy to be somewhere in the middle. I want a Madden 95 speed [rating]although.”
“I want a Madden 95 speed though.”
Micah Parsons really did that 😂 @MicahhParsons11
– NFL (@NFL) February 4, 2022
Parsons recorded an impressive 40-yard sprint time of 4.39 seconds on his Penn State Pro Day in 2021, but Hill ran a 4.29-second 40-yard sprint on his 2016 West Alabama Pro Day. NFL Next Gen Stats also clocked Hill at 23.24 mph in a 2016 game, the top speed in the entire database dating back to that season.
Give credit to Parsons for showing his incredible athleticism and winning the race, but recognize that the results may have looked a little different with a motivated Hill sprinting down the field.