- By Kyle Rooney
As a new wave of NFL talent is set to take the league by storm, all of the major brands are looking for ways to lock down the NFL's future stars. Adidas came up with the idea that they would pay $100,000 to the three fastest 40-yard dash times, so long as the players followed two simple rules.
The first rule: Run the 40-yard dash in Adidas cleats. In the player's suite at the NFL combine, prospects are given the choice of Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, etc. So in order to be eligible, you must run at the combine wearing Adidas spikes.