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Patrick Mahomes reacts to Xavier Worthy running record 40-yard dash at 2024 NFL Combine

 

Former Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy made plenty of new fans and admirers with his blistering set of 40-yard dashes on Saturday at the 2024 NFL Combine. Count Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes among them.

 

Patrick Mahomes reacts to Xavier Worthy running record 40-yard dash at 2024 NFL Combine

Worthy opened up with a 4.25 second 40-yard dash, within shouting distance of the all-time record set by John Ross, 4.22. Mahomes took notice.

“4.25… crazzyyyy,” Mahomes said on social media.

He quickly added more, following Worthy running again and, unofficially, tying Ross’ time at 4.22.

“My bad 4.22….” Mahomes said, along with a trio of laughing emojis.

Shortly after Worthy clocked that time, the official number came out and the world learned he’d made history, running an NFL Combine record 4.21 second 40-yard dash.

Mahomes has yet to weigh in on the new record holder, but it seems like he’d be content to add another speedster to his receiving corps.

He did, though, fall victim to the 40-yard dash simulcam, again. Mahomes had jokingly tweeted earlier in the week that he didn’t want his 40 from the 2017 combine used as a foil for other prospects running.

So naturally the NFL Network production truck has taken plenty of opportunity to use Mahomes’ 40-yard dash as a yardstick for the 2024 prospects.

Running against a record-breaker in Worthy, he didn’t stand a chance.

If he and Worthy do end up teammates, it’s a safe bet that Mahomes won’t be
challenging him to a foot race.

When Lincoln Riley was the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma, he watched Mahomes put up monster numbers for Texas Tech. After his time in Lubbock, Mahomes went No. 10 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft to the Kansas City Chiefs – and the rest is history

Over the last three years, though, Riley helped develop a quarterback who many think is similar to Mahomes in Caleb Williams. The 2022 Heisman Trophy winner is widely viewed as the No. 1 overall player in the 2024 NFL Draft, and the comparisons continue after Mahomes won his third Super Bowl earlier this month.

Riley sees similarities between Williams and Mahomes, although he thinks there’s still a pretty big gap between the two considering Mahomes’ accomplishments.

 

Patrick Mahomes reacts to Xavier Worthy running record 40-yard dash at 2024 NFL Combine
“Listen, there’s some physical comparisons,” Riley told J.D. PicKell on The Hard Count. “Like, no question. Both great athletes, both have really elite arms, guys that can throw from all types of different platforms, can really do anything from a throwing perspective that you can imagine. Pat has had one, a lot more experience and Caleb up to this point. I mean, Pat played a lot of ball in college, Pat didn’t miss a senior year in high school. And obviously, he went into a great situation there in Kansas City, and then he has just done a phenomenal job. Caleb certainly has some of the same physical tools, which is exciting because there’s not many people that have that.

“But certainly, to continue to climb to a guy to like his level, there’s going to be a big process there. But I certainly wouldn’t put it past him. Excited, hopefully he can end up in a great situation and take advantage of it anywhere to the level that that Pat has done.”