Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick proved Thursday that speed is still part of his game, beating teammate LeSean McCoy in a 40-yard dash at practice after the running back had been calling him "old."
Vick, who will turn 33 next month, outran the 24-year-old McCoy and then tweeted about it after several teammates had posted on Twitter about the race.
"So today at the field 1 of my teammates called me old," he wrote, adding that the teammate begged him to race the 40-yard dash. "Anybody want to guess which player?"
"Beat him by a few yards too lol," he wrote, adding #SpeedKILLS to the tweet.
ProFootballTalk.com, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reported that McCoy had been giving Vick a hard time for weeks, calling him "old man" and challenging him to a race. Vick reportedly had laughingly dismissed McCoy's challenges until Thursday.
According to the report, Vick asked Chip Kelly whether he would allow the two to race, and the coach granted them permission.
Eagles teammates buzzed about the race through their own Twitter accounts.
Tight end Clay Harbor wrote: "The rumors are true... Vick dusted McCoy in the 40yd dash."
Defensive end Clifton Geathers marveled at Vick's win and took the opportunity to inform some of his former Cowboys teammates about the result. He tweeted: "Never seen a QB beat a runner back by 4yards until today Vick is a fast as mug @JayRat90 [Jay Ratliff] @hatcher97 [Jason Hatcher] @Fast_Teddy [Teddy Williams].
McCoy took the loss in stride, joking on Twitter that Vick "cheated."
He gave Vick credit, however, writing that Vick was "Top 3 fastest man on the TEAM."
Vick made sure to let McCoy and his followers know there are no hard feelings between the two players.
"Love you Lil bro @CutonDime25," he wrote.