Last week, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman signed a massive contract extension with Seattle. The deal is worth $57.5 million over four years and will pay him $40 million guaranteed. It makes him the highest-paid cornerback in the entire NFL.
Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson thinks he deserves the same kind of deal. And during a recent interview, he wasn't shy about saying that he wants a similar contract extension sometime in the near future.
"I'm definitely observant of what [Sherman] got," he said. "Obviously by him being the highest-paid cornerback, the goal for the guys that come after him is to be higher than him. I believe he set the table pretty high, and me and my agent have some work to do."
But does Peterson really deserve a deal like that? Richard Sherman says…no. Not yet, at least. He sent out a tweet earlier today. And while he didn't specifically say that Peterson's skills don't warrant a big contract, he did let it be known that he thinks other cornerbacks need to get their stats up before they ask for as much money as he just got:
They say numbers never lie, and it's clear that Sherman has used his numbers to his benefit.
[via Bleacher Report]