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Kevin Byard plays safety for the Tennessee Titans and was a first-team All-Pro after making 87 tackles and eight interceptions last season. Given his performance, Byard he wondered how Hall of Fame defensive back and current NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders could think that Tyrann Mathieu is the best safety in the game:


Sanders didn’t take kindly to this questioning, and responded while seemingly under the impression that Byard is just a fan who has no idea what he’s talking about:

You could forgive the average NFL fan for not knowing who Kevin Byard is—he’s not exactly a household name playing in a huge market—but if your job is to talk about and analyze the NFL, then you should probably have a little more awareness of what’s going on in the league.

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