Tyreek Hill of the Kansas City Chiefs has been placed on notice by Giants speedster Elijah McGuire.


Tyreek Hill of the Kansas City Chiefs has been placed on notice by Giants speedster Elijah McGuire.

While Combine results and pro-day numbers may suggest otherwise, Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill is widely regarded as the NFL’s fastest man. Dubbed the “Cheetah,” Hill has consistently lived up to his moniker throughout his professional career, including in 2016 when he clocked in at 23.24 MPH on a kickoff return against the Houston Texans — the fastest ball carrier speed Next Gen Stats has ever recorded.

John Ross, if any player in football has a legitimate case to dethrone Hill, it would seem to be him.

Despite being far less productive on the field than Hill, the former top-10 pick ran a 4.22 40-yard dash at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, which was the fastest official recorded time in the combine’s history.

However, according to Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post, it’s Ross’ New York Giants teammate, special teamer Keion Crossen, who has decided to enter the race:

If you think the fastest player in that ‘Monday Night Football’ game was Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill, dubbed ‘Cheetah,’ or Giants receiver John Ross, who set the NFL combine record for fastest 40-yard dash (4.22 seconds), then you’ve probably never heard of Crossen, a 25-year-old wide receiver.

‘When it comes to acceleration, I’d arguably say I’m the fastest guy in this league,’ Crossen told The Post.

‘I’m quite pleased with myself for figuring out how to incorporate track speed into the game.’

If you’re on defense, offense, or special teams, you can only go so fast on the field because you have to play within the scheme.

However, I have a personal relationship with speed.

‘I’m the best at it.’

Is there a Case Against Crossen?

Crossen was a seventh-round pick of the New England Patriots in 2018, and the Giants acquired him from the Texans in a mid-August trade after a two-year stay in Houston.

Crossen was acquired by the Giants primarily for his special teams skills, as he was coming off a career year with the Texans on defense in 2019.

Crossen has only played eight defensive snaps (1%) through nine games in 2021, a 27 percent reduction from last season with Houston.

Over the same time period, he has 172 special teams snaps (73%) which leads all Giants…

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