At the NFL Combine in 2012, quarterback Kirk Cousins ran a 4.93-second 40-Yard Dash—respectable, but not exactly a blazing time. Four years prior, cornerback Aqib Talib had posted a 4.44 in the 40. There shouldn't be much debate about who would win a race between the two. As a general rule, quarterbacks are slower than cornerbacks, but Cousins apparently wanted to wait for the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl to show off the full extent of his speed.
After throwing an interception near the goal line in the waning minutes of the 4th quarter, Cousins stayed in hot pursuit of Talib, who had received a lateral from Buffalo Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander after Alexander made the initial interception. Cousins eventually caught up with Talib near his own 25-yard line. Not only did Cousins make the tackle, he also punched the ball out of Talib's hands.
Cousins, who has yet to sign a contract extension with the Washington Redskins and will become a free agent if nothing gets done, probably didn't thrill his agents by going all out at the end of an all-star game, but he'll forever be able to tell his children that he was just as quick one of the elite corners in the NFL.
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