“I think the best cornerback in the league, I haven’t got the experience of playing against—Patrick Peterson. By far one of the best in the game, hands-down. He’s going to follow you from your house, to his house, to the sidelines, to the cricket field,” Beckham said.
Someone else who agrees with OBJ: Peterson, himself. He has been to the Pro-Bowl all five seasons of his career and finished last season with 35 tackles and 2 interceptions.
There is a slew of deserving players in that arena including Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks and of course Redskins CB Josh Norman, Beckham’s biggest competitor on the field.
Last season, the NFL suspended OBJ after continuously fighting with Norman, who was part of the unstoppable Carolina Panthers pack at the time. The scuffle included a helmet-to-helmet blow and other penalties that left people criticizing Beckham’s integrity as they urged Coughlin to take him out of the game. He had three personal fouls in the loss and after the matchup, fans soon labeled the players as opposing villains.
OBJ seems to think that Norman’s offseason move had to do with staying relevant.
"It goes back to what I was saying," Beckham said. "If I wasn't playing him twice a year, maybe people wouldn't bring it up as much. But now it'll be a lot more media attention for him, attention that I don't really look for, attention that I don't need."