Arizona Cardinals star Patrick Peterson is one of the NFL's best young players, but Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman isn't afraid to let people know that he considers himself the best at his position.
Peterson has two more years on his rookie contract, but he is looking to get paid.
Last week, Sherman received a giant extension to stay in Seattle. Sherman posted on his website that the extension is worth $57.4 million over four years.
That deal caught the attention of every cornerback looking for a new deal, including Peterson. The Cardinals' rising star talked about his current contract negotiations with the team, via AZCardinals.com's Kyle Odegard:
I’m definitely observant of what (Sherman) got. 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.
Those remarks didn't go unnoticed by Sherman:
Peterson is certainly one of the NFL's best all-around players, but Sherman believes the numbers speak for themselves.
As this was written, cornerback Joe Haden and the Cleveland Browns agreed to a giant extension. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Haden received a five-year, $68 million deal with $45 million guaranteed. Sherman received only $40 million guaranteed.
Peterson certainly noticed Haden's extension:
Sherman congratulated Haden on the new contract:
It will be interesting to see what Sherman has to say if Peterson gets a new deal.