Brandon Marshall has put an end to the greatest cornerback of all time debate, revealing who the number one player is, his New York Jets team mate Darrelle Revis.
From a list of cornerbacks that can include Herb Adderley, Mel Blount, Darrell Green, Mike Haynes, Night Train Lane and Deion Sanders, the wide receiver has picked his fellow team mate above them all.
Marshall said to ESPN's First Take: "I've been around great ones. I practiced against Champ Bailey ... Charles (Peanut) Tillman. Played against some great guys. I didn't play against Deion (Sanders), but Darrelle Revis is the best in the league. Ever."
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The wide receiver is now entering his tenth season in the NFL, so he definitely has some experience going up against some of the best cornerbacks ever to grace the league.To award the honour of best cornerback of all time to Revis is a title he is worthy of.
The 30-year-old has been selected for six Pro Bowls an two All-Pro teams. He also was part of the New England Patriots team that won the Super Bowl last season.
He greatly appreciates the compliment given to him by Marshall, and gave him one back. He said: "If there could be another Megatron, it would be him. I'd put him and Calvin Johnson in the same category -- big, tall receivers, 6-foot-5, 230-plus pounds and can run like a skilled player."
However, former defensive back Todd Bowles believes it's difficult to decide on a best ever because of the different eras each great player has been a part of.
He said: "You can’t compare eras. When I was growing up, I thought Mike Haynes was one of the best I’ve ever seen. You can argue Deion, Revis. You can argue (Richard) Sherman, (Patrick) Peterson.
"It all depends who you’re playing with and who you’re going against. It’s all relative."
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