Jalen Ramsey didn't have a lot of nice things to say about several NFL players in a recent interview with GQ.
But the Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback did praise Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson. At least we think he did.
Writer Clay Skipper asked Ramsey the following question: "I'm sure you guys weren't surprised at last year’s success, but now people expect you guys to be good, and expect you to be one of the best corners in the league. I'm curious how that weight might feel different to you."
Ramsey gave this reply:
"That's even the harder part," he said. "The hard part is staying at the top. Getting to the top, you got somebody you shooting at. Then when you get to the top, now people shooting at you. Like [Arizona Cardinals cornerback] Pat Pete, to be on year eight or nine and still be considered one of the best? That's something big."
Ramsey continued: "That's why it gets on my nerves when people always hating on King James. This dude is in year 15 and he’s still going for the crown. He's clearly the best. That's our challenge this year. How well are we gonna be able to defend that, I guess? How well we gonna be able to stay on the top? We've gotten there—well, to a certain aspect. We got another level to get as a team, but me, individually, how am I going to continue to show people that I'm still at the top? That's the battle I'm going against, internally."
Ramsey has quickly established himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the league. He earned his first Pro Bowl selection last season.
Peterson, on the other hand, has been a Pro Bowl selection in each of his seven seasons in the league and is a 3-time first-team All-Pro selection.
Ramsey was ranked the No. 17 player in the NFL by his peers in the NFL Network's recent NFL Top 100 rankings. Peterson came in at No. 23 on the list.
Source: AZ Central | AZ Central Staff | August 16, 2018