We’ve all heard the old adage over and over again. This offseason, Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier took that saying to heart.
On March 23, Grier traded six times Pro-Bowl and three-time first-team All-Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Hill is generally considered the fastest wide in the game – at least according to Madden and almost every defensive back lined up against the man nicknamed Cheetah. Hill joined fellow speedster, Jaylen Waddle, in the WR room and immediately bragged that the tandem is the fastest receiver duo in NFL history.
In 2021, Jaylen Waddle recorded the 7th fastest running back speed in the entire NFL – hitting 21.8 miles per hour in Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers.
Tyreek Hill did not make the top 10 in 2021, but in 2020 Hill had the 5th fastest ball carrier speed – clocking 21.91 miles per hour in a week 14 contest against our own Miami Dolphins.
But interestingly, the two fastest best times in 2020 belonged to none other than Raheem Mostert when he carried the rock for the 49ers from San Francisco. During the first week of the 2020 season, Mostert reached a top speed of 22.73 miles per hour. However, in the second week, he crushed that number – with a blistering speed of 23.09 miles per hour.
To add to this interesting debate, Raheem Mostert was the Miami Dolphins’ fastest player in Friday’s training camp practice. After this information was given to the team the next day, Mostert’s teammates reportedly gave him a standing ovation.
Mike McDaniel said Raheem Mostert had the fastest timed speed in practice yesterday. Earned an unsolicited round of applause from teammates. He had the biggest run I saw of any Dolphins training camp yesterday. Got juice coming out of that knee injury.
—Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) July 30, 2022
There’s really only one way to settle this debate. Waddle, Hill and Mostert have to go head-to-head (after a good stretch – we don’t need soft tissue issues) with fans and media in attendance at some point during this year’s training camp!
Whoever wins the race, the real winners are us, the fans, who will get to watch this offense toast defenses throughout the 2022 NFL season en route to (hopefully) a playoff birth. playoffs!
If this race finally happens, who do you think will win? Can Tyreek Hill back up his claim to be the fastest man in the NFL? Do you think Jaylen Waddle surprises his two senior teammates? Or is Raheem Mostert making Next Gen stats look good by proving he’s the fastest dolphin in the world? Let me know in the comments below or hit me up on Twitter at @MBrave13. Palms in the air!