Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey sparks Twitter discussion with Richard Sherman and Aqib Talib

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Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey is known to be outspoken when it comes to his place among the NFL’s elite. Coming off his first Super Bowl, the corner’s latest claim to greatness takes a look at his accolades six years into his career.

On Friday, Ramsey took to Twitter to question if any other corner in league history achieved three first-team and five Pro Bowl selections at the position in his first six seasons. He believed that only two other players in league history have met that mark, but only one has. Former Buffalo Bills corner Butch Byrd is the only other corner with such a résumé, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Byrd played seven seasons for Buffalo, where he was a three-time first-team All-AFL selection and five-time AFL All-Star.

Cornerback Richard Sherman, who was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks and suited up for short stints with the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, joined the Twitter dialogue with his résumé for his first six seasons compared to Ramsey’s. He also suggested Minnesota Vikings defensive back Patrick Peterson be considered for this discussion. Later in the conversation, Sherman praised Ramsey, calling him “the standard” for secondary players.

Ramsey’s former teammate Aqib Talib wanted to compare stats as well. Although he had more interceptions and touchdowns in his first six years, he didn’t eclipse Ramsey in Pro Bowl honors, All-Pro nods and Super Bowls.

All Ramsey wants is for people to respect greatness when they see it.

Ramsey and the Rams’ quest to defend their Super Bowl title begins on July 23 when training camp starts.




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