Buccaneers wide receiver Scotty Miller is known for his elite speed. Just ask Packers defensive back Kevin King about that.
But is the 23-year-old the fastest player in the NFL? He certainly thinks so.
During an appearance on Wednesday’s edition of “The Dan Patrick Show,” Miller was asked what would happen if he lined up against Chiefs wideout Tyreek Hill in a race. Miller was highly complimentary of Hill, but he believes no one in the league can match him in terms of pure speed.
“I’m taking me, every day of the week,” Miller said. “I’ll take me over anybody. Tyreek is unbelievable, super quick, unbelievable talent. But if we’re talking about a race, I mean, I’ve got all the confidence in myself going up against anybody.”
It didn’t take long for Hill to find the clip. The five-time Pro Bowler kept his response short and sweet: “Hell of a player, good for him.”
Dan Patrick asked Patrick Mahomes in a separate interview about Miller’s comments and whether the bold assertion would be used as bulletin-board material for the Chiefs ahead of their Super Bowl 55 matchup with the Bucs, but the Kansas City quarterback shrugged it off.
“That’s an interesting take,” Mahomes said. “You’ve got to have confidence in yourself, though. I’ll give [Miller] that. . . . He is a fast dude. He is a great receiver, but I like my guy.”
Neither Miller nor Hill participated in the NFL Combine, so we can only compare numbers from their pro days. Miller ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds, according to NFL.com, which is impressive. However, Hill clocked in at 4.29 seconds, the fourth-fastest mark among active NFL players.
Hill appears to have a slight advantage based on those times, but no one would object if both players want to set up a pay-per-view event after the season is over.