Chris Johnson is not lacking in confidence. The Titans running back has done anything from announce his plans to run for 2,500 yards to say he would beat Usain Bolt in a race.
Now he says he could post a sub-4.00 40-yard dash time in order to dispatch Bolt.
Johnson ran for a record 4.24 40 at the NFL combine, but he says that wasn’t even his best performance. During an interview with “Pro Football Talk” on NBC Sports Tuesday, Johnson was asked how fast he thought he could run the 40.
“I’m not sure, because when I ran my 40 at the combine, I tripped when I came out a little bit. I stumbled,” he explained. “A perfect start out of the blocks in spikes and all those things, I think I’d break 4-flat. I think I’d probably get like a 3.9.”
Johnson also admitted that last year’s holdout hurt his performance during the season.
“It affected me a lot because I came in not in football shape,” said Johnson. “I needed to get in a groove with my offensive line. Looking at my numbers from las