The NFL Scouting Combine always has been weird to me. I mean, think about it -- you’re glued to your television and phone screens watching dudes run and jump.
That's the entire event. And some of y'all love it.
Luckily for those lovers of the 40-yard dash, there’s now the "40 Yards of Gold" competition to get your fix when you're missing it.
The winner of Saturday’s event in Sunrise, Fla., took home $1 million, and guess who that winner was? Yep, 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, who was a U.S. Olympian in the long jump at the 2012 London Games.
Marquise Goodwin tops Donte Jackson by .05 seconds to win inaugural 40 Yards of Gold title. Absolutely electric. He wins the $1 million prize. pic.twitter.com/FPJWcGOGAO— David Furones (@DavidFurones_) June 30, 2019
The competition featured 16 of the most agile football players in the world with a bracket-like structure — eight offensive players and eight defensive players, including Goodwin’s 49ers teammate, Richie James. Oh, and the event was hosted by Chad Ochocinco.
Alvin Kamara, Ted Ginn Jr., and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie were some of the other participants, and a couple free agents such as Charles James II and Jacoby Ford also showed up, according to CBS Sports.
This might be something cool for most of you, but to be honest, I'm not that surprised Goodwin won. He recently was hanging out with a tiger and catching passes off an elephant. Him winning this competition was inevitable.