Former 49ers receiver Jerry Rice, the most accomplished skill player in NFL history, likes to explore the what-ifs when it comes to his game against the league's current players.
Whether it's his accomplishments versus a current receiver, or his ability to take on defenders in this day and age, Rice's confidence remains high.
This week retired No. 80 targeted Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman in a chat session with KNBR.
"I would've beat Richard Sherman down," Rice told KNBR hosts Brian Murphy and Paul McCaffrey.
"Oh my god. I would've had his head just spinning," Rice said of the three-time All-Pro corner. "And he knows that. He knows that."
Rice, a 10-time All-Pro and three-time Super Bowl champion, holds the NFL records for career receptions (1,549), receiving yards (22,895), receiving touchdowns (197), total touchdowns (208), and all-purpose yards (23,546).
Rice played 16 seasons with the 49ers from 1985-2000, and played 11 games for the Seahawks in 2004 before retiring.
Jerry Rice on Richard Sherman pic.twitter.com/UfdjoS4py7— Kevin Jones (@Mr_KevinJones) September 30, 2016