Richard Sherman calls out Patrick Peterson over contract talks
It's been a few days since we've heard from Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman, apparently a few days too long for the Pro Bowl talent.
The former Stanford defender took to social media recently to call out Arizona Cardinals defensive back Patrick Peterson, who earlier in the week stated that he believed he was better than Sherman.
"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."
That of course didn't sit well with Sherman who blasted Peterson on Twitter, stating that he needed to put up the stats to receive such a deal.
Want what I got? Get the stats I got! Least targeted. #opinionvsfact pic.twitter.com/f2juIjKm66
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) May 13, 2014
Peterson, for what it's worth, either has chosen not to get into a war of words with Sherman or simply hasn't seen his Twitter post. What he did see however is the five year, $68 million dollar contract ($45 guaranteed) signed by Cleveland Browns defensive back Joe Haden on Tuesday afternoon that surpassed Sherman's deal. Peterson posted a simple though clear message on his own Twitter.
45!!!!! — Patrick Peterson (@RealPeterson21) May 13, 2014
Talks between the Cardinals and Peterson are said to be ongoing with a deal expected "soon."