GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson on Sunday tried to be diplomatic when the conversation turned to the seemingly endless debate over who is the NFL's best cornerback.
He gave his competition credit and downplayed the topic at first but ultimately made it clear once again what he thinks.
"Do I feel I'm the best cornerback? Absolutely," Peterson said. "That answer is never going to change."
Peterson approaches his fourth professional season with perhaps more opportunity than ever to back up his claim: He was relieved of duties on punt returns and offense.
The debate over the league's top cornerback began this offseason when Peterson expressed the belief he's worth more than the $57 million contract Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman received in May. Sherman, competitive as he is, took exception and fired back on social media. The back-and-forth has continued since.
The talk died down recently, but with training camps underway, the conversation is back. Peterson...