Michael Vick might be 34 years old, but the guy is still one of the fastest quarterbacks in the NFL.
However, the New York Jets QB is unwilling to test his speed by racing his teammate Chris Johnson, who famously ran a 4.24 40-year dash at the NFL combine in 2008.
From Pro Football Talk:
“Chris Johnson?” Vick said, via Dom Cosentino of NJ.com. “Like, honestly. Who do you think would win in a race between me and Chris Johnson? Like, honestly. For real. All jokes aside, who do you think will win? It ain’t going to hurt my feelings if you say Chris.”
One of the reporters said Johnson would win.
“All right, then,” Vick said. “So, yeah, I mean, Chris Johnson — I ain’t racing Chris. Wasn’t he on TV racing a cheetah or something a couple months ago? Yeah, no, I ain’t doing that.”
It’s interesting that Vick is fearful of racing Johnson, considering the QB defeated former teammate LeSean McCoy, regarded as another one of the quickest running backs in the NFL, last season.
“LeSean McCoy, I’ll race him again,” Vick said. “Not Chris Johnson.”
Still, the Jets are better off if Vick’s more focused on the race for the starting QB job than a footrace wit a teammate.
Vick threw for 1,125 yards and five touchdowns this past season with the Philadelphia Eagles. Johnson rushed for 1,077 yards on 279 carries with the Tennessee Titans.