Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is considered by many to one of the top defensive backs in the league, but the former LSU star also has plenty of confidence in himself. During a recent interview with Erik Kuselias on Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network, Peterson shared his belief that he is the cream of the crop at his position.
“That fires me up, Coach Arians has that type of motivation to give to his players,” Peterson said during the interview. “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.”
It is hard to argue with the fact, considering Peterson has consistently made plays throughout his career and elevated the Cardinals defense.
With his confidence and skill set, Peterson will only continue to get better and he could eventually leave no doubt that he is the top cornerback in the league. For now, he is in the discussion with Richard Sherman, so he will need to keep on performing at a high level.