Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas wants to challenge himself against the best, and that means he hopes Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman covers him in the Super Bowl.

Thomas told reporters that he doesn’t know how the Seahawks’ secondary will cover the Broncos’ receivers, but if Seattle puts Sherman on him, Thomas would take that as a compliment.

“He’s a great player. I’d love to have that matchup and show what kind of player I am. I don’t know if we’ll match up, but like I said, he’s a great player,” Thomas said.

If Sherman is on Thomas, that likely means Thomas won’t get many passes thrown his way: Peyton Manning loves to look for mismatches in the opposing secondary, and when you’re playing Seattle, looking for a mismatch means looking away from Sherman. But whatever happens, Thomas thinks it’s going to be fun.