DK Metcalf’s goals of competing on the Olympic Video games could also be out of attain for now, however the Seahawks broad receiver held his personal sprinting on the USA Observe & Area (USATF) Golden Video games and Distance Open on Sunday. Days after NBC Sports activities reported that the Professional Bowler had entered to run the 100-meter sprint in an try to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials, Metcalf completed final amongst 9 runners within the occasion. His 10.36-second time, nonetheless, stood out contemplating it saved him within the combine till the end line and got here from one of many NFL‘s most bodily imposing go catchers at 6-foot-4 and 230 kilos.
A ten.05-second end would’ve mechanically certified Metcalf for the Olympic Trials, that are used to pick representatives for the Olympic Video games. Coming in, the wideout was anticipated to want no less than a ten.2-second end to have an opportunity at “advancing.” Nonetheless, Metcalf has already drawn his justifiable share of reward — from in and outdoors of the sprinting group — for his Sunday efficiency.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes tweeted afterward that he has “mad respect” for the broad receiver after his Golden Video games run. NBC Sports activities’ Ato Boldon, a former Olympic sprinter, believes Metcalf’s outing “ought to encourage each quick NFL man … that the Olympic Trials are usually not that far-off.”
As for Metcalf himself, who reportedly enlisted his agent to help in Olympic-level coaching after the USATF playfully invited him to strive his pace of their lanes final fall? The NFL star was simply grateful for the prospect to dash alongside a number of the nation’s high athletes.
“I am simply completely satisfied to be right here, excited to have the chance, (and I) thank God for the chance to run in opposition to world-class athletes like this,” Metcalf stated, per ProFootballTalk. “Simply to check my pace in opposition to world-class athletes like this … They do that for a residing. That is very totally different from soccer pace.”