An Adam Schefter-Tyreek Hill footrace appears to be in the works.
Last week, the Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver responded to a tweet that asked users to challenge their first follow to a race. For Hill, that was Schefter, who he tagged in the response.
Schefter replied, “This is happening post Covid.”
On Tuesday, Hill turned things up a notch.
In an appearance on ESPN’s “Get Up,” Hill said he would not only do the race for charity, he would give the NFL Insider a 40-yard head start and still beat him.
“Guess what, Schefty? If we running 100 yards, I will give you 40 yards, fully padded me and I will beat you,” Hill said. “I’m calling you out, man.”
Host Mike Greenberg tried to push it to 50, but Hill was not as confident about that.
Greenberg also showed some footage of Schefter doing a 40-yard dash – in a dress shirt and pants – in which he finished in 5.02 seconds, which is not too shabby for the journalist.
Hill, on the other hand, ran a 4.3 40-yard dash at the combine and has clocked in at 22.6 miles per hour in pads, per Next Gen Stats.
The Chiefs star, who had an astounding 13-catch, 269 yard and three touchdown game on Sunday, had raced former NFL star Terrell Owens over the summer and gave him a 10-yard head start.
Owens appeared to hang on for the win, barely, so Hill may need to be careful just how much of a head start he is giving to beat Schefter.