FOXBORO, Mass. — Few in and around the NFL believe anyone is a better cornerback than Darrelle Revis, and he can be included in that company, as well.
The Jets star, who has become a perennial candidate for Defensive Player of the Year, has four interceptions and one touchdown this season. But even last year, when he didn't pick off a single pass, Revis was still considered the best in the business.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday that Revis is "the best in the league," though he has been known to think highly of his own players at times. Yet, unsurprisingly, Revis took it one step further and agreed with that assessment.
"Yeah, I believe so and not saying it out of cockiness or anything," Revis said. "I'm a humble guy, but I work hard. This has been my dream to be the best, looking up to guys like Deion Sanders and Darrell Green and Mel Blount. This is where my life is at right now, my situation, and I'm just trying to do it the best way I can."