49ers’ Richard Sherman names his Top 5 cornerbacks of all time
Richard Sherman is still one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers, making him an expert at the position. While he’s been an All-Pro talent for quite some time, Sherman shared his top five cornerbacks of all time on Twitter.
C. Wood – 65ints Prime – 53ints Champ – 52ints M. Blount – 57ints D. Green – 54ints …. That’s my list in no particular order. The game is about the ball and those are some of the best to ever do it. https://t.co/iq3gvOF3Ao
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) July 4, 2020
In no particular order, Richard Sherman believes Charles Woodson, Deion Sanders, Champ Bailey, Mel Blount, and Darrell Green. Sherman points out that the number of interceptions that each of those cornerbacks recorded made them elite players at the position.
If you’re following along at home, there is a noticeable omission from Sherman’s top five cornerbacks of all time list — Darrelle Revis. During the 2019 postseason, Revis called out Richard Sherman following San Francisco’s victory in the NFC Championship Game. the former man-to-man extraordinaire discounted what Sherman does due to him playing in zone-heavy defense.
With Richard Sherman not being afraid to speak his mind, he didn’t take long to respond to Revis via Twitter.
While Richard Sherman was preparing for the Super Bowl, he told Revis that his ninth season in the NFL ‘looked a lot different’ than the one he had in 2019.
Back when Revis was in the NFL, in his prime, he was one of the most dominant cornerbacks in NFL history. While he only logged 29 interceptions in his career, the reason Revis didn’t get more interceptions was due to opposing quarterbacks avoiding his side of the field.
Everyone has their own opinion when it comes to the most prolific cornerbacks to play in the NFL. Even though most fans would include Revis in their list, Richard Sherman obviously believes differently.