After Tyreek Hill, Did Tom Brady Also Just Challenge Usain Bolt With This Statement?

Published 11/25/2021, 9:00 AM EST
Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts as he wins the Olympic mens 200m final in a new world record time in the Birds Nest stadium, Beijing on August 20th 2008 in Beijing, China (Photo by Tom Jenkins/Getty Images). An image from the book “In The Moment” published June 2012


The seven-time Super Bowl champion, Tom Brady, is a legend of the game. Leading his team from the front, he is on course to guide the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the playoffs again. With their recent victory against the New York Giants, they move one step closer to the end goal now.

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Notably, during that game, Brady made an 11-yard dash, which stunned the fans in attendance. With that outrageous run, he also claimed he was the fastest man alive. However, with Usain Bolt’s record still untouched, and the track still in search of its next dominator, how do you think he will react to Brady’s claim?

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Is Tom Brady faster than Usain Bolt?

Post the game, his teammate, Chris Godwin, spoke about Brady being a fast runner.

“He’s probably got like 30 or 40 (rushing) yards. He’s trying to break a record or something,” said Godwin.

The quarterback is a legend of the game, who he loved the fact that his teammate praised him for the run. However, making a bold statement in return, he retweeted the post and wrote, “Been trying to tell people for years that I’m the fastest man alive.”

Banter or not, a matchup between Bolt and Brady is indeed an enticing thought. However, practically and technically, there would be no contest. Bolt is the fastest man alive after setting a world record of 9.58 seconds in a 100m race.

During the NFL combine, Brady made a 40-yard dash time of 5.28. Bolt, on the other hand, clocked a time of 4.22. Notably, it’s not the first time that someone in the NFL has challenged Bolt.

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Tyreek Hill vs Bolt

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A similar incident happened when NFL star Tyreek Hill challenged Bolt to a race. Responding to Hill, who is one of the fastest players in the NFL, Bolt said, “That would be big … I don’t think he [Hill] is going to go for it. We should think about it, we should put some thought into that one.”

It would be a fascinating matchup to see the two athletes go head to head. While Bolt has set a time of 9.58 in a 100-meter race, Hill has a time of 10.19s. This shows the dominance of Bolt in the sprinting events and how incredible he was and probably still is.

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A fantasy race among these three athletes would be a treat to watch. Although the chances of that happening are rare, fans would bawl their eyes out to see the three don the track together.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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