Charles Woodson doesn't just believe he's a better cornerback than Darrelle Revis, Nnamdi Asomugha, or anyone else for that matter. Woodson believes he's the most complete player in the NFL.
Woodson, now in his 14th season, has a lengthy list of accomplishments in the league, from Defensive Rookie of the Year (1998) to Defensive Player of the Year (2009) and now Super Bowl champion, with seven Pro Bowl selections in between.
Woodson told SiriusXM Radio on Wednesday that what drives him to continue playing is what he perceives to be a lack of respect for his game.
"I was watching TV the other day, and I think it was the Monday night game, and Bill Parcells said that Darrelle Revis was probably the most complete cornerback in the game," Woodson said. "Is there another more complete player than I am in the game? I feel like I still don't have the respect that I deserve as a football player. So I am going out there and grinding until I get it.
"Ain't no question. I don't believe there's a more complete football player in the game of football than I am. You tell me one person who can do what I do."
Woodson won the Heisman Trophy while at Michigan, where he played wide receiver and kick returner in addition to being a cornerback. He's coming off a broken collarbone that sidelined him for the second half of the Super Bowl XLV victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he believes he still has something left to prove.
"What I'm going to continue to do is get better as a football player," Woodson said. "I still feel like I got to go out there and gain respect. Obviously, I still have something to prove out there."