Aaron Rodgers wants everyone to know he can run faster than the NFL claims he can.
With the combine less than a week away, the NFL on Wednesday tweeted a photo of the Packers quarterback running a 4.71 40-yard dash in Indianapolis 12 years ago. Rodgers responded Thursday and pointed out the time was actually 4.66.
This isn’t the first time Rodgers has had to make the correction, and it probably won’t be the last. Regardless of the 0.05 second difference, the two-time NFL MVP is still nowhere near as slow as five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.
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