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Fastest 40 time at Combine gets endorsement deal

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With all due respect to Bill Polian, running 40 yards in a straight line in underwear doesn’t really tell anyone much about what a football player can do under ordinary football circumstances.

For the guy who runs 40 yards in a straight line faster than anyone else at the Scouting Combine, there will be some extra meaning to the largely meaningless exercise.

Adidas placed an ad in the Indianapolis Star explaining that whoever runs the fastest 40 will get a “contract offer.”

The running backs, receivers, and quarterbacks get their shot at the fastest 40 on Sunday.  Adidas ultimately may have to race Under Armour and Nike to the winner.

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13 Responses to “Fastest 40 time at Combine gets endorsement deal”
  1. goraidersgospurs says: Feb 23, 2013 5:45 PM

    bigger question is, Who will draft the guy?

  2. micknangold says: Feb 23, 2013 5:50 PM

    Leon Sandcastle has this on lock. Backpedaling.

  3. EJ says: Feb 23, 2013 5:52 PM

    Under Armour has the sport locked through the players, Nike has the Fans Gear pinned. I’m not sure why Adidas is even bothering to try.

  4. ravenscaps48 says: Feb 23, 2013 5:57 PM

    Leon Sandcastle

  5. seanx40 says: Feb 23, 2013 6:32 PM

    With Al Davis running the afterlife now, who will draft this person with the fastest time?

  6. cardmagnet says: Feb 23, 2013 6:54 PM

    Don’t sign with Adidas – they are cursed! RG3, DeMarco Murray, Prince Amukamara, Eric Berry, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Tracy McGrady, John Wall, Ricky Rubio, etc., etc.

    Adidas is responsible for more season ending injuries than the Madden Curse, and they do it across all sports lol.

  7. schmitty2 says: Feb 23, 2013 7:17 PM

    My money is on Rich Eisen

  8. steelerfan9598 says: Feb 23, 2013 8:25 PM

    Just says contract ‘offer’. Could be $1.00 a year.

  9. calibear831 says: Feb 23, 2013 9:33 PM

    I remember when running the fastest 40 would guarantee u a contract with the Raiders

  10. dafedub says: Feb 23, 2013 11:26 PM

    Josh Robinson won last year then…

    Where’s his contract offer Adidas?

  11. peytonsneck18 says: Feb 24, 2013 7:44 AM

    who wears adidas today anyways??? i havent since my run dmc days

  12. harrisonhits2 says: Feb 24, 2013 10:27 AM

    I could see making this offer if the guy with the fastest time was wearing Adidas sneakers while doing so.

    Doesn’t make much sense to me if the player was wearing another brand though.

  13. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 27, 2013 4:15 PM

    And drafted by Al Davis. RIP big Al.

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