In one of the stranger stories I’ve read, Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson and Chicago Bears WR/KR Devin Hester will be racing against a cheetah. Johnson currently holds the NFL record for the fastest 40-time at the NFL Combine, a 4.24. This event will be aired on the Nat Geo Wild network and will kick off the network’s Big Cat Week in November.
Johnson told reporters that he’s looking forward to the challenge. “This is the most incredible challenge I’ve ever faced. I wanted to go up against the fastest in the world and test myself, this it it!” Hester added, “The whole idea of racing net to a cheetah for Nat Geo Wild was a very unusual proposition. But it was something I was ready to take on to see if I could get an edge on.”