Buffalo Bills’ rookie wide receiver Kolby Listenbee dropped the hard truth on Twitter this Saturday.
The Buffalo Bills have had a depleted wide receiving corps all season long and it has affected the way this team’s offense has played.
We even have one rookie wide receiver — Kolby Listenbee — that hasn’t seen any action at all this season, with his NFL debut being held back by a surgery he had following a double sports hernia. He made early statements after being drafted by the Bills in the sixth round of the draft:
“I’m the fastest player probably in the NFL,” said Listenbee after being drafted by the Bills. “So I bring speed, I got great hands. Right now, I got a chip on my shoulder because I got to go out there and show what I have and I mean. I just work hard,” continued the rookie out of TCU.
However, Kolby Listenbee had to drop some cold, hard truth on Twitter this weekend that a lot of us probably expected, but at the same time is still sad to hear:
It’s true, we won’t see Kolby Listenbee this season. Now that the question has been answered, it will be interesting to see what he can add to the team next year. He definitely has the potential to grow and the time to learn this offense.
Let’s start with his speed, which he thinks is the fastest in the NFL.
There’s definitely some justification here, although it’s a subject that can never really be written in stone. At TCU, Listenbee not only played football, but also ran track and field. Featured in the 100m dash, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay, Listenbee was a 4-time All-American in track and field. His best 100m time, according to ESPN, was recorded at 10.03 seconds. The current world record, which is held by Usain Bolt, is listed at 9.58 seconds.
In addition to his success in track, Kolby also showed his speed at the NFL Combine. Although he walked away with the 8th fastest time in the 40 yard dash, it is essential that you note he was dealing with a double sports hernia at the time. A 4.39-second 40-yard dash isn’t anything to complain about, but it definitely could’ve been faster.