Micah Parsons wins NFL’s fastest man race, but admits Tyreek Hill is faster

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The NFL’s fastest man race at the Pro Bowls skills competition on Thursday had an unlikely winner: Micah Parsons, the Cowboys’ 245-pound rookie linebacker. But Parsons admitted afterward that he’s not really the fastest man in the NFL.

Instead, Parsons said the real fastest man is Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who finished behind Parsons in the event along with Browns running back Nick Chubb and Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs. Parsons noted that Hill wasn’t giving it his all in the race and is still healing up from Sunday’s AFC Championship Game.

“I know he isn’t coming out here and playing his best. He just played a couple days ago. He’s the fastest man in the league. I’m just happy to be somewhere in the middle. I do want a Madden 95 speed, though,” Parsons said.

The NFL has introduced the Pro Bowl skills competition in an attempt to replicate the same success the NBA gets from its dunk contest and baseball gets from Home Run Derby. So far, it hasn’t generated much attention, but a fastest man competition could potentially generate real interest from fans — if the fastest players in the league really took it seriously. Parsons took it seriously, but Hill didn’t.

32 responses to “Micah Parsons wins NFL’s fastest man race, but admits Tyreek Hill is faster

  1. Can’t wait to hear all the Cowboys fans trying to use this as proof that Parsons is DPOY. Sorry ‘Boys, but it is TJ Watt. Case closed.

  2. I don’t believe that the dunk contest and the Home Run Derby are are actually “successful”. Much like the 1970s “Superstars” competition, society moves past these type of things after a years. Sure, the stadium may be full for the Home Run Derby and the arena full for the dunk contest, but in reality no one actually cares.

  3. Parsons is the greatest defensive player in the history of the NFL and now he has been proven to be the fastest player in the history of sports

  4. Regardless of any caveats, it’s just incredible that a linebacker won the Fastest Man competition. I think the phrase “generational talent” is overused, but not in this case. Micah Parsons is a generational talent.

  5. Could Micah Parsons be the Darrell Green of his generation? Man, that kid is so athletic… and fast!

  6. Not only did Parsons win it, if you watch the race he is jacked to the gills…and i’m not talking skinny CB with abs, he’s a beast

  7. Micah was done a couple weeks earlier 🙂
    An incredible achievement at any time. Eli Apple found he was fast enough to get Tyreek Hill, too.

  8. No one ever questioned his on the field talent, the concerns were always about his off the field/locker room issues. If he has grown up, and that is in the past – then the Giants are going to have nightmares dealing with him for the next decade.

  9. The skills contest is all that needs to be done. Get rid of the ‘game’ …it’s not a game and if any player gets injured it’s not worth that meaningless exhibition.

  10. I’m just happy to be somewhere in the middle. I do want a Madden 95 speed, though,” Parsons said.

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    That’s a hilarious quote lol

  11. If the winner was grifted the right to face Usain Bolt, I bet that Hill would have taken it more seriously.

  12. Why would anyone risk blowing out some body part in an event that means nothing? Sure, maybe Joe Schmo does it at the office “Olympics” but crazy when your body is what earns your living.

  13. frodolikesfootball says:
    February 4, 2022 at 12:27 pm
    Why would anyone risk blowing out some body part in an event that means nothing? Sure, maybe Joe Schmo does it at the office “Olympics” but crazy when your body is what earns your living.

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    This isn’t the flag football game on the beach where you could blow out your knee. This is non contact and just a speed test. Im not saying I would watch it – but I think its among the lower likelihood of getting injured.

  14. Before injury, LB Ryan Shazier smoked every Steeler WR (including Antonio Brown) so this isn’t unprecedented. However, Darrius Heyward-Bey didn’t run, because there are just some guys like Hill, Micole Hardman, Desean Jackson who everybody knows are speed demons. There are probably 50 guys faster than Parsons in the NFL, but props to him to taking it in stride and keeping it in perspective – seems like an awesome kid!

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