Welcome to the racing portion of your NFL offseason calendar.
In an annual tradition, speedy players often spend spring and summer months publicly sparring with one another about who is the fastest -- without ever actually, you know, racing.
"Look, my people reached out to his people, just couldn't come to an agreement," Metcalf said on Wednesday. "I've been trying to come to an agreement for two years now.
"We've been trying to come to an agreement for two years. It just ain't worked out. You've seen me running in a track meet. I didn't race against no 30-year-olds, but I raced against some real track-and-field athletes. So whenever you wanna do that, hop on the track."
Metcalf's dig referenced Hill winning a 60-meter dash at the USA Track & Field Masters Indoor Championships in March. The 29-year-old Hill torched the 25-29 age bracket.
Metcalf noted that Hill suggested racing in July 2022, but that was too close to the start of the season for Metcalf's liking, given the risk of injury -- i.e., a pulled hamstring, etc.
The next question is whether the two peacocks will continue to chirp at each other in public squares over the next couple of months or actually set up a race date. Plenty of people would surely tune in to see which speedster would win head-to-head. Or we'll just be subject to hot air for the rest of time until both have slowed and new challengers to "fastest NFL player" arise.