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Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is as fast as it gets. He consistently blazes past defenders on the football field, and wowed everybody with a 4.29 40-yard dash time at the combine. Madden agrees, ranking him as the fastest player in the game and a coveted 99 rating.
And yet, he thinks Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson might have him beat in a footrace.
"I done retired from racing, man," Hill told TMZ Sports. "So, he'll probably get me right now."
This is unique to hear, as most professional athletes are too competitive to admit they'd ever lose at anything. That goes double for a player like Hill who is almost universally agreed upon as the fastest.
But the praise for Jackson didn't stop there.
"Lamar, he's a G.O.A.T. He's a dog, man," Hill said. "For him to be that fast and for him to make people miss the way he does is just crazy."
Hill recently raced retired receiver Terrell Owens. He gave the former star a head start, and ended up losing, which may be why he's "retired." But maybe with the right motivation he would come out of retirement.
For the record, Jackson's Madden speed rating is a 96, by far the fastest of any quarterback. It's obviously a huge number, though still falls short of Hill's 99.
Hill says he's retired from racing, but if he ever did agree to challenge Lamar Jackson, he knows who he'd put his money on. Our only question is how can we make this happen?
The Chiefs and Ravens will face each other on Monday Night Football at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN.