No matter which side of the fence you’re on in the argument as to who the best cornerback in the NFL is between Patrick Peterson and Richard Sherman, we all knew that once the Seahawks gave Sherman his lucrative deal this offseason that Peterson and the Cardinals might not be far behind.
Well, it seems as if we’re getting close to that moment as Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Peterson and the Arizona Cardinals are close to reaching an agreement on an extension.
— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) July 29, 2014
Peterson is set to enter the fourth year of his rookie deal this season, a deal which puts him in line to make about $2.8 million. The team has also exercised their fifth-year option on Peterson.
However Peterson obviously wants more, and he more than likely deserves. Without debating who the best really is, you can’t argue that he’s not up there with the best defensive backs the NFL has to offer today.
In a division like the NFC West in which Peterson is tested multiple times throughout the year by some solid passing games, he repeatedly proves his worth on the field. Not to mention how valuable he is in the special teams department as well.
Last season in the 16 games that he played, Peterson recorded 40 tackles with three interceptions. In 2012, he recorded his career high in picks with seven.