When Patrick Peterson and the Arizona Cardinals agreed to a new five-year $80million contract extension on Tuesday, it made the 24-year-old the highest paid cornerback in the entire NFL and we certainly know someone who has a problem with that.
The big pay day solidified Peterson's status as one of the elite defensive talents in the league but there remains question marks over whether it is sensible to regard the Arizona defensive back in the same league as Super Bowl winning corner Richard Sherman.
Sherman must have been sat at home rather annoyed that there was another cornerback in the NFL earning more money than he does, he also didn't keep his feelings on the matter quiet as the contract extension would reignite the feud between the two players on Twitter.
However it was initially Peterson that got things started on the social network site, he subtweeted the Seattle cornerback on Wednesday morning by saying: "Yu mad bro!!!! LMAO😂😂😂😂😭"
Sherman certainly recognised the tweet was aimed at him but the king of trash talk always has a comeback and he masterfully constructed the perfect response.
Its fair to say that Sherman holds the trump card whenever it comes to twitter beef with fellow NFL players.
Later that day Peterson conducted his extension press conference and there he was able to address the matter of the twitter conversation with Sherman.
Via AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban, Peterson commented on the feud by saying:
"I don’t how he feels about it, but I think it’s fun, healthy competition. I’m having fun with it, sometimes it seems like he’s a little salty with it. I don’t have any problems with Richard. I don’t have any beef with him. I am having fun. I don’t know if he’s having fun. We have had our exchanges over the last month or so and obviously he is still exchanging words this morning, but it is what it is. I have no ill feelings toward Richard. I wish him the best of luck throughout his career and season and I guess it’ll be must-watch TV when we play Seattle."
In the end what it all comes down to, Peterson may have got the money but Richard Sherman has the Super Bowl ring which the young Cardinals cornerback is striving for.
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