Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill opened up on his desire to try out for the Olympic Track Team leading up to Super Bowl 54. It seems his comments have caught the attention of the world's fastest man in Usain Bolt.
The former Jamaican sprinter has since retired from running following his decorated career. Bolt did not give Hill much of a chance when asked about the latter's potential track career, via Seth Rubinroit of NBC Sports:
“No, there’s no chance,” Bolt said. “A lot of people think it’s about one-off runs, but it’s rounds that really show who you are and the amount of work you do. So I think no, he wouldn’t make the team.”
Bolt added that while Hill may not be able to make the transition to track and field, he has good enough hands to potentially step foot on the gridiron.
“I think my hands are good,” he said, “and I know I’ve got the speed.”
Bolt has long teased the prospect of him playing football ever since he was still dominating the track scene as the fastest man in the world. It appears he still has yet to relent on the prospect of him being a successful multi-sport athlete.
The eight-time gold medalist enjoyed a brief professional soccer career a few years back before hanging his cleats up. It seems all the hype surrounding the Super Bowl in Miami has sparked up a desire to get his competitive edge going once again.
Although the 33-year-old may already be past his prime, once cannot help but marvel at the idea of a player as physically-gifted as he is making the leap to the NFL.