A few weeks ago, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson said in an interview on The Dan Patrick Show that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is currently the best in the league at his position. On Tuesday, Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. was asked during his interview on The Rich Eisen Show who the toughest wide receiver in the league is to cover and like Peterson, he named Brown.
“Antonio Brown, definitely,” said Harris. “He’s the only one that got me in the past couple of years so I would definitely have to say him.”
Brown definitely “got” Harris in the Week 15 game last season against the Broncos as not only did he finish with 16 catches for 189 yards, he also had two touchdowns in that contest against Harris which were the only two the cornerback had given up in over two years.
Harris was then asked what makes Brown so tough to cover.
“I would say yards after the catch,” replied Harris. “A lot of people can’t catch the ball and be able to create and do things after they catch it and he can. So that’s what makes him very dangerous.”
It’s a shame that Harris wasn’t able to at least get a rematch against Brown in the playoffs as the Steelers wide receiver was forced to miss that Divisional Round game in Denver due to a concussion that he had suffered as a result of a hit by Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in the AFC Wild Card game. Had Brown been able to play in that game, the Steelers chances of advancing to AFC Championship would have likely increased.
That’s now two of the top cornerbacks in the league who have said publicly that Brown is currently the best wide receiver in the league and it’s no wonder he finished ranked No. 1 overall at his position in the recent concluded NFL Network Top 100 Players of 2016.