Joel Auerbach/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace believes that he is the fastest player in the NFL.
Wallace, who was acquired by the Vikings this offseason, said that his personal best in the 40-yard dash is 4.21 seconds.
“Without a doubt, I’m the fastest player in the NFL,” Wallace told the Pioneer Press on Tuesday. “If somebody feels foggy about that, we can [race]. I’m never going to back down from competition.”
“I’ve run a lot of routes and I’ve got a lot of miles on my legs, but I still feel that there’s nobody who can run with me,” Wallace added. “I might have slowed down a little but I could still run 4.25.”
The best recorded time in the 40-yard dash belongs to Chris Johnson, who ran it in 4.24 in 2008.
Wallace, 28, wore out his welcome in Miami after an inability to consistently connect with quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Tensions reached a head when the receiver reportedly quit on the team during the Week 17 loss to the New York Jets.
Minnesota opens up the season in Tennessee against the Titans on Sept. 3.
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