With His Amazing 90-Yard TD Run, Leonard Fournette Became the Fastest Ball-Carrier in the NFL This Year (VIDEO + TWEET)
We all know that NFL running backs are fast, but Leonard Fournette reminded us just HOW fast they are when he tore into Pittsburgh’s defense for a 90-yard jaunt into the end zone.
Here’s a clip of the play, in case your memory is a little hazy from the weekend:
Sure, you can SEE how fast he is, but the stats bring on a whole new dimension. He screamed down the field at a legit “sprinter’s” pace, hitting 22.05 MPH during his scramble to the end zone.
— Chris Wesseling (@ChrisWesseling) October 9, 2017
Of course, these things are short-lived, so many are saying (less officially) that the record for the season only lasted a few hours:
I don’t know the exact stats but didn’t tyeek hill hit 23 on his punt return for a td?
— Oisin Parsons (@oisin_parsons) October 9, 2017
Well, comparing kick returners and running backs is a little different, and I think I’d rather have the running back who can run flames through defenses 30 times per game over the guy who probably calls for fair catches half the time.