With Super Bowl 50 officially in the books, all eyes are now trained on the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine. As if the stakes weren’t already high enough, adidas has just upped the ante by offering $1 million to any pro prospect who manages to break the 40-yard-dash record. There’s just one catch — it has to be done in adidas cleats.
As it stands, Chris Johnson’s time of 4.24 seconds has been the number to beat for the last eight years. Now, adidas is hoping to make history by challenging prospects to beat the time in a pair of its adizero 5-Star 40 cleats. Previously, adidas Football has offered rewards like endorsement deals and $100,000, but this time it’s pulling out all the stops by upping the pot to a milli.
Welp, it sounds like now’s a good time to get out there and start training. The 2016 NFL Scouting Combine begins on February 23. If you’re interested in taking up the challenge, you’ll want to look over the contest’s fine print here.