The last thing Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman needs is someone baiting him into talking. He’s fine doing it on his own. But Arizona Cardinals’ DB Patrick Peterson dares to poke the hornet’s nest anyway.
In a recent interview with CBSSports.com, Peterson compared himself to the All-Pro Seattle corner, and even alluded to the fact that he thinks he deserves the same, if not more, money than Sherman is getting.
Peterson, who has two years left on his rookie deal, is set to make $2 million in 2014 and and $10 million in 2015 (5th year option picked up by the Cardinals). The former LSU standout was taken with the fifth pick of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Cardinals, and he’s pretty sure that he’s going to get the same kind of money as Sherman’s 4-year, $57 million deal, which made him the highest-paid corner in the league.
“I think cornerbacks are definitely worth the dollars that they get because now this league is a passing league,” Peterson said. “You need that shutdown corner to lock down one side of the field, or like myself, go out there the entire field.”
And what of his worth as compared to Sherman…does Peterson think he’s in the same league?
“We’ll see,” Peterson said. “Got to ask the Cardinals. I mean, I think I am but at the end of the day both sides have to agree to terms and we’ll see what those terms are and hopefully sooner than later.”
It will be interesting to see what kind of response Sherman gives to this, if any.
Who are we kidding? Sherman will respond.