NFL Rumors: How Talking With Jamal Adams Could Change The Picture Of The NFC Playoffs

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The Eagles scored a few goals this offseason and whoever topped the list was to go faster, especially on offense.

They did it.

We will finally see if it pays off on the football field, but they added a bunch of 4.3-4.4 type receivers to their attack this off-season. It’s probably no coincidence that the Eagles took this action after all watching the Chiefs win a Super Bowl with super-fast weapons.

On Thursday, former NFL receiver Chad Johnson asked Twitter this question:

While most of the responses were a bunch of people saying it was a no-brainer that the Chiefs would win, it would be a fun 4 × 100 race to watch, especially the anchor leg.

Tyreek Hill and Marquise Goodwin replied to Johnson’s tweet and said they preferred to run against him. This is where I should point out that Johnson is 42 years old.

But at least Mecole Hardman gave his real opinion:

So here is what I found if this race were to actually happen:

Eagles: DeSean Jackson, Jalen Reagor, Quez Watkins, Marquise Goodwin

Chefs: Mecole Hardman, Sammy Watkins, Byron Pringle, Tyreek Hill

I want to note here that I only used receivers for this race because that’s what Johnson stipulated. Please do not email me.

Anyway, let’s take a closer look at the 4x100m teams:

Eagles

DeSean Jackson is one of the best deep threats in NFL history. Returning to the 2008 combine, he ran a 4.35 and still trains as a track athlete. Sure, he’s now 33 but he hit 21.4 mph as a ball carrier before injuring himself last year.

Jalen Reagor ran a disappointing 4.47 on the combine, but followed with a hand-timed 40s of 4.22 and 4.28 on his individual professional day. In high school, he was state long jump champion and achieved a personal best 100m record in 10.92.

Quez Watkins, a sixth round pick, takes advantage of John Hightower, the fifth round pick who ran 40 times slower. Lack of track experience could hurt Watkins, but he ran a 4.35 on the combine, the second fastest time in 2020.

Marquise Goodwin, acquired in a trade on the day of the draft, is literally an Olympic athlete. Goodwin ran a 4.27 in the 40 in 2013. He has a personal best of 10.24 in the 100 meters. He is now 29 years old and injured his knee last year. But in 2018, when asked if he was faster than Hill, Goodwin said he didn’t compare to anyone, but then rolled up his sleeve and showed his tattoo of the Olympic rings.

Chefs

Mecca Hardman ran a 4.33 in the 40 on the combine from last year and ran a 10.64 in the 100 meters in high school. And last season, he hit 21.87 and 21.74 mph on two separate touchdown games.

Sammy Watkins ran a 4.43 in the 2014 combine and was a high school athletics star. Watkins ran a 10.72 in a headwind in the 100m to finish second in the state of Florida and won the 200 with a time of 21.11.

Byron Pringle just finished his rookie season with the Chiefs as an Kansas State undrafted player. He averaged 14.2 yards per catch last year after running a 4.46 to 40. He competed in high school athletics in Florida. I’ll give Pringle a nod on DeMarcus Robinson, who is faster than his timed speed but ran a 4.59 in the 2016 combination.

Tyreek Hill@Cheetah’s nickname Twitter tells you pretty much everything you need to know about him. Hill ran a 4.29 on his professional day in 2016, but was timed even faster. Hill’s PR at 100m is 10:19 and has already run 9.98 with the wind. Since NFL NextGen statistics became available four seasons ago, Hill has the fastest recorded speed of all ball carriers, reaching 23.24 mph in 2016.

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So there you have it, two fairly fast 4 × 100 teams. Who do you have?

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