It appears Thurmond has brought some of Sherman's personality traits with him to the New York Giants.
After taking an informal poll among the other Around The League writers, Thurmond might be right. Other contenders for the title include Tyrann Mathieu (Cardinals), Brandon Boykin (Eagles), Chris Harris (Broncos) and Captain Munnerlyn (Vikings). Giants general manager Jerry Reese deserves a congratulatory pat on the back for landing Thurmond on a one-year, $3 million contract.
"We have the potential to be the best secondary in the league," he said.
The Giants have plenty of work to do to knock the Seahawks off their perch, but there's no denying New York turned a position of weakness into one of strength. Thurmond, Prince Amukamara and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie form one of the most promising 1-2-3 punches in the league.
UPDATE: Thurmond's comments have, perhaps predictability, struck a chord with some of his contemporaries.
I almost got Thurmond career #'s my rookie year lol I'm done nowâ Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) April 22, 2014
But who is Walter Thurmond??â Brandon Boykin (@BrandonBoykin2) April 22, 2014
That's right, people. Legit. Slot. Heat.