In an interview with the French sports magazine L'Equipe, Michael Jordan said he's pretty sure he could beat players on the Charlotte Hornets, the team he owns, if they played him one on one. Jordan is 52.
Perhaps not to be outdone, Herschel Walker made an appearance Thursday on WFAN radio with hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton and said he can compete in the NFL today. Walker is 53.
"Running backs today don't play every play," Walker said. "They only play, like, a couple of plays and they go out of the game."
Walker also said he could contribute as a kickoff returner.
"The last time I ran a 40, I ran a 4.3," Walker said. "That was like a year ago. That was when I had not been doing any track work."
Walker was an All-American in track at Georgia. He also participated in the Winter Olympics as a bobsledder. More recently, Walker has competed in MMA, winning both of his bouts, but the most recent was more than four years ago.
"I know I could still play if I wanted to play," Walker said of football. "I thought about it, but I'm still fighting. I've gotta get out of the fighting first. Once I get out of the MMA stuff, then I may go back and play. I want to be the George Foreman of football."
Here's footage of the WFAN segment: