Richard Sherman. Darrelle Revis. Patrick Peterson.
The Jets cornerback believes he's the best player at the position in the NFL.
“The best corner in the league? Me,” Milliner told Manish Mehta of The New York Daily News. “I ain’t gonna say that somebody else is better than me.
“Don’t care if they’ve been in the league 10 years and I’ve been here five months. That’s how it’s going to go. I’m the best. I’m not going to say that another man that plays the same position … and say he’s better than me? I can’t do that.”
Milliner, 22, is entering his second NFL season. The ninth pick in the 2013 draft out of Alabama had three interceptions and 17 pass deflections in 13 games last season.
He started the season slowly but was the Defensive Rookie of the Month in December.
“I want to be great,” Milliner said. “That’s the difference between the players that are in the Hall of Fame and not in the Hall of Fame … You want to do great things.
That’s what I want to do.”
- Chris Mascaro