Scotty Miller said he could beat Tyreek Hill in one race, and the Kansas City Chiefs suggested that the two compete in a half-time sprint.
A week ago, the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers hit their tickets to Super Bowl 55. While the great game’s greatest story is the battle between senior statesman Tom Brady versus rising star in Patrick Mahomes, there is one thing we didn’t do. I don’t think there is any kind of rivalry between Tyreek Hill and Scotty Miller.
Shortly after beating the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game, Miller was asked during an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show Who would win in a race? The Buccaneers said he would take “every day of the week”.
During Super Bowl 55 media day on Monday, Chiefs did not accuse Miller Miller of making his statement and admired his confidence. But the chief’s quick receiver suggested the two “can do something at halftime”.
Don’t rely on the race during the Super Bowl
While Hill’s proposal was great and complements the Super Bowl spectacle, imagine that head coaches Andy Reid and Bruce Arians will ruin that idea. It’s the biggest game of the season and neither coach wants their recipient to be injured for a debate about who is faster.
But who is really the fastest passport catcher of all? According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Hill reached 20.76 mph and Miller drove 20.64 mph on catches during Championship Sunday. As for their 40-yard hitting times, the two weren’t invited to the Scouting Combine. But on their respective Pro Days, Miller ran 4.39 seconds while Hill ran a 4.29 second run.
So based on the numbers, Hill is predictably ahead. But it would be fun to see the two settle the score in the sprint. If that happened, we’d bet it happened at an off-season event, not in the middle of the most important game of the season.