The NFL has several speedy wide receivers in the league today, but none of them would be as quick as the fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt.
The former Olympian has said as well that he watches the game and has been offered opportunities to play in the league, but he has turned down those chances because of one clear reason, according to Pro Football Talk.
He doesn't want to get hit.
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He said according to the report on the Dan Patrick Show: “I used to watch it when I was younger. The hits guys would take kind of turned me off. I never thought about going but I’ve gotten offered and people have asked.”
Bolt didn't state whether or not he had been offered a chance by any specific teams, or if he was just hearing there would be interest in his services if he decided to take up the sport, but he definitely would be a success if he decided to put the pads and helmet on.
You would think several teams would likely be interested in him just off his name alone, as it would likely drive many jersey sales, but standing at six foot five, he has a good reach as well.
Alongside his pace, he has the potential to be a good wide receiver as a deep threat, beating several cornerbacks to the endzone for many touchdowns.
The 30-year-old doesn't need to risk his health by playing in the league, so he is definitely making the right decision, but you have to stop and think how good Bolt's name would look on the back of an NFL jersey, especially the San Diego Chargers because after all, their logo is a lightning bolt.