Originally written February 23, 2013 on Thacover2:

From Tha Cover2:

Being fast at the NFL Combine does not always mean you’ll be drafted early, nor is it always lucrative. This year that may be a little different.

Adidas is offering to give a shoe deal to the player with the fastest 40-yard dash time at the Combine. The company has promoted the offer via billboards around Indianapolis -- the site of the Combine. They also took out an ad in The Indianapolis Star promoting the deal:


Adidas is using the ad to promote its lightweight adizero 5-star prime cleats, which weigh 5.3 oz. Players reportedly can run in Adidas shoes should they choose, but Under Armour has the marketing rights to the Combine.

Players who sign with Adidas cannot wear the company’s logos on the playing field because Adidas does not have a marketing deal with the NFL, unlike Nike and Under Armour.

Some of the players who are favorites to run the fastest time include Tennessee’s Cordarrelle Patterson, University of North Carolina’s Giovani Bernard and Marquise Goodwin of Texas.

Adidas spokesman Michael Ehrlich said that the company will come through with an offer on a contract, but there is no minimum.

So don’t get to excited athletes, that offer can be as low as Adidas chooses to make it.

Photo via Twitter/Adidas PR

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