Adidas Is Offering An Insane Reward To Any NFL Combine Participant Who Breaks The 40-Yard Dash Record

NFL Combine

Chris Johnson set the 40-yard dash time record at the 2008 NFL Combine with a 4.24 time. It is an impressive record but it’s something Adidas is hoping to be beaten this year.

The company is offering a special reward to any combine participant that breaks Johnson’s record.

An Island.  Yes, a freaking Island!


According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell:

The fine print says that Adidas agrees to provide a winner with an island “as soon as reasonably possible” but that the company can also just pay the athlete $1 million instead. The company is not responsible for the payment of any taxes on the prize.

A search of private-island sale sites reveals many islands in Canada and Central America that can be bought for less than $1 million.

Eric Dickerson, who owns the NFL record for single-season rushing yards, joked that the potential award is much better than what he got when he went for 2,105 yards in 1984.

Over the years, Adidas has given endorsement deals or cash prizes of $100,000 to the prospects who have run the fastest time. It offered $1 million cash last year if someone could set a new mark.

Times are expected to be challenged at the NFL combine in Indianapolis on Friday and Saturday when the running backs and wide receivers go through the drills.