Dec 30, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) during warm up prior to the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Johnson, Devin Hester to race a cheetah

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson and Chicago Bears return specialist Devin Hester are considered by many to be the fastest players in the NFL. While they rarely come across a man in the NFL that they couldn’t beat out in a foot race, they are about to face another kind of challenge.

Johnson and Hester will apparently be featured on a show that seems just slightly more well thought out than Sharknado titled  Man vs. Cheetah on the Nat Geo Wild channel in November.

This is most incredible challenge I’ve ever faced,” Johnson said, via “I wanted to go up against the fastest in the world and test myself, and this was it!”

As for the purpose of the show, it is just to show fast dudes racing animals all in the name of science.

“We loved the idea of a face-off like no other between supreme athletes and an alpha predator,” Nat Geo Wild Executive V.P. Geoff Daniels said. “This isn’t sports, it’s amazing science.”

It may not be the greatest idea, but damn will it be entertaining.

Tags: Chicago Bears Chris Johnson Devin Hester Tennessee Titans

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