Adidas offers $1 million to prospect who breaks 40-yard dash record

Tuesday February 9th, 2016

Adidas will offer $1 million to any NFL draft prospect who sets a new record in the 40-yard dash at the 2016 NFL combine, the company announced on Tuesday. 

The current record is held by Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson, who set the record in 2008 with a time of 4.24 seconds.

Others have come close to Johnson’s record but never broken it. Dri Archer ran a 4.26 in 2014, tying wide receiver Jerome Mathis’s record from 2005, while Marquise Goodwin recorded 4.27 seconds in 2013 and Jacoby Ford 4.28 in 2010.

According to the official terms and conditions, only players who wear Adidas cleats are eligible for the money prize.

At last year’s combine, the company paid $100,000​ to the three players who ran the fastest 40-yard dashes.

The 2016 combine will be held from Feb. 23 to 29.

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