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.
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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.