Adidas Is Offering So Much Cash To The NFL Prospect Who Can Break The 40-Yard Dash Record
We all know that there’s nothing that gets judged more for an NFL prospect than his 40-yard-dash time, with teams becoming enamored with the speed a player can put on display while wearing nothing but compression shorts and no pads or a helmet.
After participating in it myself at last year’s NFL Combine in Indianapolis, I can tell you that the thing isn’t nearly as easy as one might think it is—or I’m just really, really slower than I think I am.
Seeing as how my time was pathetic, had I known about the deal that adidas is offering this year for the NFL prospect who can break the 40-yard-dash record, maybe I would’ve prepped a little harder.
That’s because the company is willing to shell out $1 million to the player who can snag the record—currently at 4.24 seconds—while wearing a pair of their 2016 adizero 5-Star 40 cleats.