According to the Ravens faithful, Ed Reed is one of the two best Ravens of all-time, but you won't hear any trash talk from the legendary safety before the voting ends.
CSN's Brent Harris caught up to Reed at his Charity Golf Classic on Monday and asked him about reaching the finals of CSN's Best of the Best tournament.
Reed said he had been following the tournament and enjoyed the idea and the support he was receiving.
"It's something fun for [the fans] to get into and show their support and much love they have for us as players and a team," Reed said.
But a very humble Reed would not take the bait when asked who he would vote for.
"I'm not going to vote...I won't do it," he said.
If you think that's just a humble way of saying that he's going to go home and vote for himself, you would be wrong. After some more prodding, Reed finally did answer and he did not give the answer many would have expected.
"If I did I would vote for [Lewis]," Reed said. "I would vote for my big brother. He was there before me."
Reed was drafted by Baltimore in 2002 where Lewis had already been playing for six seasons. As a defensive rookie, no doubt Reed looked up to Lewis as a leader of the defense and an NFL star so perhaps his response is not as surprising as it may seem.
Even if he ultimately loses, for Reed just being considered is honor enough for the future hall of famer.
"The love that you get from the fans and the appreciation that they have for you is huge because at the end of the day that's why we [were] doing it."
The Best of the Best voting is open until noon on Tuesday. VOTE NOW!