Dolphins' Tyreek Hill Says He Won't Race Jaylen Waddle: 'I Can’t Race No More'

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIMay 25, 2022

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - MARCH 24: Tyreek Hill speaks with the media after being introduced by the Miami Dolphins at Baptist Health Training Complex on March 24, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill's racing days appear to be over.

"I can’t race no more, man," Hill said when asked at a Wednesday press conference about a potential race with teammate Jaylen Waddle.

It's unclear why Hill has decided to call it a career in the racing realm, but Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post noted that Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel isn't going to stop Hill and Waddle from racing if that's what they want to do.

"I’m not going to tell them not to race," McDaniel said. "I love competitors. I’m also not going to force them to race."

Hill's comments dropped a couple weeks after a potential race with Seattle Seahawks wideout DK Metcalf for $50,000 toward charity appeared to be in the works.

Ty Hill @cheetah

Put up 50k and the money goes to any charity you want if you win !!! I dm you and you was scared 😂😂 I got receipts <a href="https://t.co/zVy03vDOf5">https://t.co/zVy03vDOf5</a>

Hill most recently finished last in a four-person "Fastest Man in the NFL" competition at 2022 Pro Bowl weekend. Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons took the honors there. In fairness, Hill had just played a trio of playoff games during the last month and may not have been at his top form.

In the past, Hill notably beat ex-Kansas City Chiefs teammate Mecole Hardman in a race during the 2020 offseason. He also took down Pro Football Hall of Fame wideout Terrell Owens.