Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson feels he knows who is the best cornerback in the league. It’s not Darrelle Revis or Charles Tillman or Richard Sherman.
In Peterson’s opinion no one is playing better at the cornerback position than he is.
According to Bob Baum of the Associated Press, Peterson wasn’t shy with his opinion when he was asked if he believes he’s the best cornerback in the league.
”I believe so,” Peterson said. ”I believe I’m playing at a top level right now. Week in and week out, I’m given the opposing team’s No. 1 receiver and I believe I’m handling that pretty well so far.”
The Cardinals 2011 first round draft pick Peterson is tied for second in the league with seven interceptions. He is tied with New York Giants safety Stevie Brown and one interception behind Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings for the league lead. Peterson picked off Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford to set up the go-ahead score in the Cardinals 38-10 win over the Lions on Sunday.
Peterson now has interceptions in each of the Cardinals’ last four games. He’s also compiled 47 tackles and 14 passes defensed on the season. Peterson has started all 14 games for Arizona and has even seen time on offense in addition to his duties on defense and as a punt returner.
The thought that Peterson is the top cornerback in the league may be a little premature still but through most of his first two seasons in the NFL, the Cardinals appear to have gotten everything they hoped for in taking him with the fifth overall draft pick a season ago.