The Seattle Seahawks handily beat the Green Bay Packers in their season opener, and cornerback Richard Sherman was never targeted. Fellow starter Byron Maxwell challenges quarterbacks to keep throwing to him.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell had his hands full in the season opener against the Green Bay Packers since Richard Sherman was never thrown at.
The No. 2 cornerback held his own against the Packers’ high-octane offense, helping hold quarterback Aaron Rodgers to 189 passing yards and only one touchdown pass. In the game, Maxwell came up with an interception to set up a Seahawks field goal.
Maxwell is clearly confident in his abilities as he challenged opposing teams who are thinking about avoiding Sherman. “Keep coming at me,” the cornerback said in an ESPN 710 Seattle interview.
The fourth-year cornerback was targeted 11 times against the Packers, and he allowed 79 yards on nine receptions.
This may continue in the Seahawks’ Week 2 game against the San Diego Chargers, and Maxwell is up for the challenge. “I take it as earning my keep. Like I said, he’s got 16 picks. He’s earned that respect. I feel like I’ve got to earn that respect in this league for them not to come at me,” Maxwell said to NFL.com.
Regardless of whether Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers will throw at Sherman’s side of the field, Maxwell is ready and looking to make a name for himself.