The football world is still buzzing over the record 4.21-second finish in the 40-yard dash by Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy in the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine. The impressive results, mixed with the possible interest from the Kansas City Chiefs, have made him a player to watch ahead of April’s NFL Draft.

Worthy confirmed that he received congratulatory texts from Ray Lewis, DeSean Jackson, and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes after his record-breaking performance. He opened up about the eye-raising communication with Mahomes during a recent interview.

“In a perfect world, I definitely would want to go to the Chiefs,” Worthy told USA TODAY’s Tyler Dragon. “Just the way Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs improvise and use you. They had Tyreek Hill. The way they used him, I feel like that would be a perfect fit for me.”

Worthy started 39 games in three seasons at Texas. He finished with 26 career touchdown receptions, third all-time in school history, and 2,755 receiving yards, fourth all-time in Texas history.


Mahomes has a history of influence ahead of the draft, as he did work with Rashee Rice before the 2023 NFL Draft. He is rumored to have pushed for the second-round selection to Chiefs management.