Last night Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson became the highest paid corner in league history, agreeing to a five-year contract extension worth $70 million and $48 million guaranteed. Hard work definitely paid off for Peterson. His contract passes those given to other elite corners Darelle Revis and division foe Richard Sherman.
Sherman signed his extension after the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl slaughter of the Denver Broncos. The Seahawks inked Sherman to a four-year deal worth $57 million with $40 million guaranteed, the most ever for a corner at that time.
Sherman and Peterson had been exchanging insults on Twitter throughout the offseason. Peterson has claimed that he is better than Sherman, that his defensive scheme demands way more skill. We already know what Sherman thinks of himself so keeping his mouth shut and letting Peterson talk his crap was just not happening. Peterson’s contract extension has only seemed to heighten the rivalry.
Shortly after news of the extension Sherman retweeted this:
Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson combined to allow 8 touchdown passes in 2013. Peterson gave up seven of those.
— Cody Swartz (@cbswartz5) July 30, 2014
Peterson responded this morning with this tweet:
Yu mad bro!!!! LMAO — Patrick Peterson (@RealPeterson21) July 30, 2014
Sherman, never one to let things slide responded:
Can’t ever be too mad lmao… pic.twitter.com/ZHA28B9Tji
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) July 30, 2014
I know I’m not the only one who cannot wait for these two to hit the field this season and let them prove their point. Sherman has already shown he is prepared to back up his talk, just ask Mr. Revis or ESPN’s Skip Bayless. Peterson better come to the field with that same mindset, we know Sherman will.