In the past, there have been verbal battles between Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis about which of them is the best cornerback in the NFL.
Those arguments have faded out, but one of Revis’s teammates with the Jets is fanning the flames with Sherman. During an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio with teammate Willie Colon, Cromartie was asked who he thought was the best cornerback in the NFL. Cromartie said that Revis was and pointed to Sherman’s permanent post at left cornerback as a big reason why he’s not No. 1 in the league.
“Go play in a defense where you don’t have two All-Pro safeties. Go follow the No. 1 receiver,” Cromartie said. “Follow him around for a whole entire game and see what you can do. Darrelle Revis has done it his whole career. I’ve done it, Patrick Peterson has done it, Joe Haden has done it. He’s the only defensive back that hasn’t. There’s no point in critiquing him. If you want to label yourself as the best corner in the NFL, follow the best guy on every single team. His whole thing will be ‘we don’t have to do that, I have my trust in the other corner on the other side.’ That’s not the point. If you want to consider yourself the best, the best do what the best do and they follow around the best. And that’s what we’re all getting to.”
It’s not the first time we’ve heard such an argument about Sherman, but it is a change from the opinion Cromartie shared during an appearance on Pro Football Talk on NBCSN in January 2014 when he said that Sherman was the best corner in the league. That change may be explained away by the fact that Cromartie and Revis are again teammates, but we’re looking forward to seeing if Sherman issues a response all the same.