Peterson, Sherman Debate Shutdown CB Title

Peterson and Sherman are two of the league’s top cornerbacks.

Per Arizona Sports, Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson stated that Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman is not a true shutdown corner.

He’s only covering space, he’s not really covering a guy… I’m not taking [his stats and playmaking ability] from him because he is a good corner. But as far as being a shutdown corner, man-to-man guy, in my eyes, I don’t believe that.

Peterson is an electric returner and has taken snaps at receiver in addition to his cornerback duties. Peterson travels with top-tier receivers and is a very fluid athlete.

Sherman, who typically drops into a deep-third Cover 3 zone, doesn’t follow opposing receivers. In fact, according to ESPN, Sherman was located on the right side of the field 98% of the time.

On the opposing side of the debate table sits Sherman, who recently inked a four-year, $56 Million extension. He tweeted out an NFL Network infographic backing up his play on the gridiron.

Sherman and co. thwarted the Denver Broncos’ high octane offense during their 43-8 Super Bowl XLVIII victory. While Sherman’s doesn’t fit the standard lockdown corner mold, he undoubtedly ranks one of the top players at his position.

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