Chicago Bears: 3 players who could compete in 100 Meter Dash

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Chicago Bears, Marquise Goodwin
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Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquise Goodwin could compete in the 100 Meter Dash

Probably the most likely candidate to not only compete, but hold his own in an Olympic event like the 100 Meter Dash, is newly-signed receiver Marquise Goodwin.

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After opting out of last season, Goodwin joins the Bears’ receiving core and adds even more speed to a dynamic group. Goodwin isn’t just fast, this guy has track speed.

Back in high school, Goodwin competed heavily in track and field — and he was good… real good.

At Rowlett High School, Goodwin ran the second-fastest 100M time in the state at 10.24 second. He was a state champion in the long jump and triple jump. To top it off, Goodwin was part of the 4x100M relay team that won it all as well.

In total, Goodwin won a whopping seven Texas Class 5A State Championships competing in track and field in high school. But, his story doesn’t end there.

With the Texas Longhorns, Goodwin was a two-time National Champion in the long jump as well as a four-time All American in track and field.

Oh, and he played football, too.

Before being drafted by the Buffalo Bills, Goodwin ran the third-fastest time ever in his 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. It was a blistering 4.27.

The 7-year NFL veteran now joins a Bears wide receiving room chock full of speed, thanks to him and a couple others. Goodwin and this next fellow newly-signed free agent should provide Matt Nagy with a whole lot of creativity in his offense going forward.