July 31, 2014
Only a few hours after Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson signed a five-year, $70 million deal with $40 million of it guaranteed, the Twitter wars heated up.
The contract made Peterson the highest paid Cornerback in the National Football League.
Richard Sherman, the notorious and often outspoken Seattle Seahawks corner, felt the need to engage in a little one-upmanship. So he tweeted a photograph of him wearing is Super Bowl XLVIII ring.
As is the case with most of Richard Sherman’s Twitter tiffs, (and the same can be said for his fellow cornerbacks around the league) is the issue whether Sherman is the best cornerback in the NFL.
Perhaps Sherman he feels slighted or maybe he is annoyed by Peterson’s deal, worth more than the five-year, $58.8 million contract Sherman signed this off-season.
I have the feeling we will see more Tweets and this story is far from over. This may be the best entertainment us football fans have until the start of the season.