UPDATE: Apparently, this race is happening Thursday. Let’s go.
These NFL stars are really doing a 40-yard dash to see who’s the quickest— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 19, 2021
Henry Ruggs III
Full race drops tomorrow @brgridiron
The Las Vegas Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs have been adding fuel on their long rivalry, making it one of the hottest in the NFL of late.
Now the fire surrounding the two teams may be extending beyond the football field and onto the track.
On Tuesday, Las Vegas wide receiver Henry Ruggs III poked at Chiefs’ receiver Mecole Hardman about his speed advantage.
Word on the street is @MecoleHardman4 thinks he can top my 40? You realize 4.27 > 4.33 right? #ad https://t.co/teSbRmrh2g— HJR III™ (@__RUGGS) May 18, 2021
However, it didn’t take long for Hardman to respond, suggesting they “hit they dirt” to prove who was right.
. @__RUGGS The streets are talking, but we can always hit the dirt and see what’s up...#ad https://t.co/VGmFEPwKyv— Mecole Hardman Jr. (@MecoleHardman4) May 18, 2021
Does that mean Ruggs and Hardman will meet on a track for a 40-yard dash to settle this Twitter discussion?
We’ll see, but something may be up. Both Ruggs and Hardman used this hashtag #ad ... then Bounty — yes, the paper towel brand — chimed in as well.
@MecoleHardman4 @DevinWhite__40 @__RUGGS @JJettas2 They call us the QUICKER picker upper for a reason. We can make this official. https://t.co/3GmC9VQIP0— Bounty (@Bounty) May 18, 2021
So maybe there will be some type of announcement on the horizon in the form of a Bounty-sponsored race. Hell, it’s the offseason — we’ll happily lap up that kind on competitive entertainment.
The only thing we do know for sure is that Ruggs and Hardman will meet on Nov. 14 in Las Vegas and on Dec. 12 in Kansas City when their two teams play next season. Surely Raiders fans would rather see Ruggs use his speed to overcome Hardman in a football uniform and not in track shorts.