It’s been two days since DK Metcalf set the Twittersphere ablaze with one of the greatest hustle plays of all time.
If you haven’t seen it yet, the Seahawks star receiver chased down Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker after he attempted to return a Russell Wilson interception for a touchdown. But the highest-paid safety in football couldn’t outrun Metcalf, who sprinted behind Baker at 22.64 mph to stop him from the full-field pick-six.
— Sunday Night Football (@SNFonNBC) October 26, 2020
Even Budda Baker had a laugh at the “got me” moment.
"I was running, and next thing you know, I see big 14 coming after me," Baker said. "He got me. That's the first time I've ever been hawked in my entire life."
But not everyone was in awe of Metcalf’s unreal chasedown. Others shared their two cents on why Kansas City’s Tyreek Hill, rather than Metcalf, is the fastest player in the NFL.
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett knows there is only one way to settle it: A showdown between the two star wideouts.
I’m gonna need a DK vs Cheetah 100 yard dash in the off season
— Myles Garrett ⚡️ (@MylesLGarrett) October 26, 2020
It appears they are both up for the challenge.
And USA Track & Field has the perfect testing grounds for such a race.
This could be legendary. Metcalf and Hill are two of the NFL’s elite speedsters, why not settle this for good?
Otherwise, well, we will have to let the facts stand for themselves.
Metcalf’s 22.64 mph is the second-fastest speed reached on a tackle this season, per Next Gen Stats. Hill’s top speed in 2020 is 21.29 mph… that’s just barely faster than Daniel Jones' 21.23 mph 80-yard run.
— NFL (@NFL) October 23, 2020
Tyreek Hill's top speed this year = 21.29 MPH.
Daniel Jones' top speed this year = 21.23 MPH.
— Dan Schneier (@DanSchneierNFL) October 23, 2020
We stan DK Metcalf.