The Chicago Bears have some incredible athletes on their current roster, but none can rival just how spectacular an athlete Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf is. Very few in the world can, in fact.
Over the weekend, the USA Track and Field Golden Games took place and the Seahawks wide receiver competed in the 100 Meter Dash. He had announced last week that he would be competing in the event, simply to test his abilities against world-class sprinters.
The athletes at this particular event would be competing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
Sunday afternoon, Metcalf took part in the race and actually hung around with the guys who do this year-round.
In the actual event later on, following the heat, Metcalf finished 15th with a time of 10.37 seconds. The winner, Cravon Gillespie, posted a time of 9.96 seconds. But, when you think about it, Metcalf’s performance was astounding.
We are talking about a 6-foot-4 wide receiver that weighs roughly 235 pounds. Metcalf said he trained just a couple of months for the event, when the other athletes on the track next to him have been training year-round.
To put it in further perspective, the winner (Gillespie) weighs just 160 pounds and stands six feet tall. That’s a whopping 75 pounds less than Metcalf weighs — and the receiver held his own.
It should be no surprise, though, as Metcalf has always thought of himself as a world-class athlete. He ran a blazing 4.33 in his 40-yard dash back at the NFL Combine and was on his high school track team. The guy loves to run.
This event got us thinking, though. Which current Bears would be quick enough to pull off what Metcalf did yesterday? This team has some speed, that’s for sure. There are three players on the current roster who could lace up the track shoes if they wanted to, and potentially do what Metcalf just did on Sunday.