When it comes to ranking the best cornerbacks in the NFL today, it's simple. If your name isn't Darrelle Revis or Richard Sherman, you're No. 3 at best. But that didn't stop Peterson from refusing to play the modesty card and calling himself the best corner in the league right now. After Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians claimed that the third-year pro out of LSU is better than any other CB these days, Peterson said the following:
“That fires me up, Coach Arians has that type of motivation to give to his players,” Peterson told Erik Kuselias in an interview that aired on Wednesday’s Pro Football Talk on NBCSN. “I definitely feel like I am the best corner in the game. I just want to continue getting better every week. I believe if I do my job to the best of my ability, which is going out there and not letting the opponent’s number one receiver to get off and have a big game, I believe we have a big opportunity of winning the ball game. I’m pleased to have that opportunity each and every week to go against the offense’s best receiver. I believe that if you can do that week in and week out then there’s no question that you are the number one defensive back in the league.”
Look, we love the confidence and we do think Peterson is a good player. He's capable of shutting down a receiver and make an impact on the special teams on any given Sunday, but the best cornerback in the league is a little too much. Wouldn't you agree?
[via Pro Football Talk]