Video: Tyreek Hill loses to surprising player in Pro Bowl Skills race
Tyreek Hill is widely seen as the fastest player in the NFL, but one rival had something to say about that this week.
The Kansas City Chiefs receiver Hill raced in the Fastest Man competition Thursday as part of the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown. The other competitors were Micah Parsons and Trevon Diggs of the Dallas Cowboys plus Nick Chubb of the Cleveland Browns.
In the end, it was Parsons who pulled out the surprising victory. Take a look.
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Despite playing the position least known for its speed amongst the four, the linebacker Parsons beat out the wideout Hill, the cornerback Diggs, and the running back Chubb. Granted, Parsons is known for speed in his own right, running a 4.39-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine last year. But it was still pretty stunning to see him beat out the others, particularly the speedy Hill, who ran a 4.29-second 40 at the 2016 Combine.
Hill may have mailed it in a bit and appeared to be just jogging through the race. But that is still an accomplishment for Parsons to outrun a player who is known for taunting opponents with his speed.