John Ross of the Cincinnati Bengals is one of the NFL's quickest players. Hill is lightning quick, but Ross is the 40-yard sprint champion who would have won an island at his combine if he had worn the correct brand of clothing. Anyway, this isn't the first time Ross and Hill have been in a headline together. In 2018, Ross accused Hill of taking advantage of a female trainer during his time with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The problem for Ross is that he's not even close to being the fastest player on his team. That title belongs to wide receiver A.J. Green. If you want to compare their speed, then do so only after accounting for how they reach top speed. Otherwise, you're just comparing them based on their initial burst.
Here's where things get tricky. The 40-yard dash is mostly used to measure initial burst. However, it doesn't take into account how quickly players build up momentum which is why many consider it less than accurate. Also, keep in mind that most players don't run the 40-yard dash alone but instead use cinder tracks or even grass fields to increase their speed before reaching top gear. Finally, some players choose not to rush out onto the field but instead work out in front of coaches and scouts while wearing helmets with cameras inside them so they can show what they're able to do later. This type of workout is known as a "pro day."
Hill is faster than most NFL players, but Miller is much faster. Neither receiver ran at the NFL Combine, but both put on a show on their pro days. Miller recorded a 4.36-second 40-yard sprint at Bowling Green. However, Hill's time at West Alabama was quicker, clocking in at 4.29 seconds.
It's easy to say that one player is not as fast as another, but in this case it might be true. Hill has only played one season in the NFL while Miller has been doing this for several years now. It's also worth mentioning that neither player runs very well; they're more designed for catching balls than running away from guys.
However, both are extremely talented at finding the end zone and either could break many of Terrell Owens' records if they stay healthy for long enough. If you want to know which player is better, it depends on how you feel about speed. If you like fast receivers, go with Miller because he's been playing at a high level for several years now. Otherwise, choose Hill because he's new to the league and could improve quickly.
In Week 4, he was back at it, this time hitting 20.99 mph on a 29-yard run. The NFL's quickest players are often among its shortest; in the 2017 combine, the top 40-yard-dash performances (wide receiver John Ross and cornerback Jaylen Myrick) were both under 6'0". However, they all had speed values over 7.00 seconds, so they could reach high speeds quickly.
Week 5 saw him hit 21.11 on a 42-yard run. That's right around 4.5 seconds for half a yard! He also had a 60-yard touchdown called back due to a penalty, so we can assume that he reached close to 60 mph during that play. In addition, he had a total of five runs that went for more than 10 yards, which means there's a good chance that he broke the 90-mph barrier on one of those plays.
John Ross finished his season with seven runs that went for more than 10 yards and one touchdown catch. That last one achieved 23.3 mph, which was also a career high. His average speed during his season was 99.8 mph, which means he was going faster than most people drive on the street. He also averaged 19.2 yards per carry, which shows that he was capable of breaking big runs downfield.
Overall, John Ross proved himself to be one of the fastest players in NFL history.
Hill's fastest speed in the NGS era is 22.81 mph on a Damien Williams 84-yard touchdown run in Week 17 of 2016 season, following only 49ers running back Raheem Mostert, who achieved 23.09 mph on an 80-yard TD run.
Tyreek Hill, Raheem Mostert, and even Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray have the most noticeable on-field speed in NFL history... In 2020, below are the top ten quickest NFL players (mph)
|Top speed (mph)||21.91|
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Daniel Jones' peak speed was faster than Lamar Jackson's best. But, as startling as Jones's victory against Jackson is, it's even more astonishing to see how close he got to matching the maximum speed of another speedster, one even quicker than Jackson — Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Jones finished 0.06 mph slower than Hill. That's less than one percent of a mile per hour! They both hit 40 miles per hour in the same season, and they were only separated by three days.
Lamar Jackson is a dual-threat quarterback who can run the ball. He entered the NFL as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft. During his two seasons in Baltimore, he has thrown for 3,728 yards and 28 touchdowns versus 11 interceptions. He also has 905 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on the ground.
Jones is the rookie quarterback of the New York Giants. This is his first year in the league. He replaced an injured Eli Manning during their first game of the season and didn't look back as he led them to a 23-3 win over the previously undefeated Los Angeles Chargers. In that game, he passed for 338 yards and four touchdowns without an interception. He also ran for a touchdown.
They both have the ability to turn any play into a long touchdown, whether it's Jackson taking it 80 yards for a score or Jones hitting one himself. But what makes Jackson and Jones different is their approach to running the football.
"Tyreek Hill is definitely the fastest receiver I've seen in my days in the NFL and that's a lot of days," Fangio said, via Mike Klis of 9News. "I think he runs a 4.22 40-yard dash. That's really fast."
Bo Jackson was a dynamic player in his day. At 6-foot-5 and 245 pounds, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.20 seconds and had another remarkable season for the Kansas City Chiefs in 1993 when they made it to the Super Bowl. However, what most people don't know is that Jackson played some wide receiver in college at Florida State University and managed to score 18 touchdowns during his career there. He also returned kicks and served as the team's primary punt returner.
Furthermore, Sanders ran a 4.21, whereas Green ran a 4.15, according to statisticbrain.com. For several years in a row, Green was recognized as the league's quickest player, grabbing swift running backs like Eric Dickerson and Tony Dorsett at the last second to prevent a score. He also intercepted nine passes during his career.
When it came to receiving, neither were complete jacks of all trades but rather well-rounded players who contributed on both sides of the ball. In fact, Green caught 70 passes during his first seven seasons while playing in only 52 games; meanwhile, Deion scored 42 times in 44 contests.
Deion Sanders was born on January 4th, 1960 in Lakeland, Florida. He played football at Eufaula High School before going on to attend Florida State University. There he became one of the school's greatest defensive players ever, finishing with 183 tackles, 18 interceptions and two touchdowns during his time there. After getting drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft, he immediately made an impact, registering 69 tackles and four interceptions in his first season.
He continued to be one of the league's top defenders throughout his career, winning three NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards. In 1999, the NFL retired his number 50.
After retiring from football, he started a sports agency called The Deion Sanders Agency, which manages athletes from different sports.