Aug 9, 2012
Chris Johnson turned heads when he ran a 4.24 40-yard dash in 2008, setting the fastest mark in the history of the NFL Combine.
The former Eastern Carolina star has used his elite speed in the NFL, racking up an impressive 5645 rushing yards in his first four seasons in the league.
Never one to shy away from a speed challenge, Johnson reportedly claims he could beat olympic gold medal champion Usain Bolt in a 40 yard dash. As reported on SI.com, Johnson states: “I think I could still probably beat him in the 40. If I actually trained for the distance he trained for, I think I’d have a chance against Bolt at a longer distance”
Obviously this report has very little fantasy relevance, other than the fact that the brash and somewhat arrogant tailback is back to his old ways of making outlandish claims. It worked out well for fantasy owners in 2009 when Johnson claimed he would set the single season rushing record. Although he fell short, 2500 total yards and 15 rushing touchdowns proved to be an amazing season for his owners that year.