The Arizona Cardinals and cornerback Patrick Peterson came to terms on a new contract extension on Tuesday, a well-deserved raise for one of the game’s best defensive backs. Unsurprisingly, the news sparked the latest battle in one of the NFL’s best Twitter wars.
Peterson is a very rich man now after he signed a five-year, $70 million contract with the Cardinals. That contract not only makes Peterson very wealthy, but it also makes him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL. Peterson’s deal comes with $48 million guaranteed, which eclipsed the $40 million guaranteed the Seattle Seahawks gave cornerback Richard Sherman when he received a contract extension.
Peterson and Sherman are rivals both on and off the field. Their Twitter feud has been well-documented, and Peterson continued it again on Wednesday morning after becoming the game’s highest-paid corner. [tweet https://twitter.com/RealPeterson21/statuses/494489589331918849 align=’center’]
That prompted Sherman to go after Peterson with the perfect comeback. [tweet https://twitter.com/RSherman_25/statuses/494492487285620736 align=’center’]
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