Richard Sherman is known for his beefs, whether it be with the 49ers Michael Crabtree or fans griping about his intensity on the field. But Wednesday morning Sherman had someone else on his mind — Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson.
To be fair, Peterson restarted the pair’s Twitter feud after it came out that the Cardinals standout signed a five-year extension worth $70 million with $48 million in guaranteed money.
The five-year contract will net Peterson more than Sherman’s four-year $57 million one, but the Seahawks cornerback didn’t seem too worried that he wasn’t the highest paid cornerback in the NFL, according to CBS Sports.
Peterson announced his contract Wednesday, but appeared to be interested in starting something with Sherman when he tweeted Wednesday morning:
Yu mad bro!!!! LMAO
— Patrick Peterson (@RealPeterson21) July 30, 2014
Richard Sherman responded to Patrick’s rib with a photo of his Super Bowl ring:
If that response wasn’t enough, Sherman also retweeted a fact from Bleacher Report columnist Cody Swartz:
Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson combined to allow 8 touchdown passes in 2013. Peterson gave up seven of those.
— Cody Swartz (@cbswartz5) July 30, 2014
Sherman and Peterson are rivals on and off the field, so it’s no surprise the Arizona cornerback tried to get a rise out of Sherman. Previously, the pair feuded in May after the Seattle player’s contract extension, with Peterson tweeting out he thought he was worth more than Sherman, notes SB Nation.
The Seahawks player responded with stats showing he has the most interceptions in the past three seasons, adding, “What what I got Get the stats I got!”
Peterson responded by saying, “He’s only covering space. He’s not really covering a guy. At the end of the day he has great stats and he has great playmaking ability, not taking that away from him because he is a good corner. But as far as being a shutdown corner, man-to-man guy, in my eyes, I don’t believe he’s that.”
Sherman responded with more statistics and a tweet that has since been deleted, but read, “@RealPeterson21 last I checked you [gave] up more Tds this year than I have in my career. U have a long way to go kid. Maybe u should focus.”
The Twitter feud died down after Sherman’s comments, but it seems Peterson was determined to win eventually. Given Richard Sherman’s photo of his Super Bowl ring in response, we’re not sure Patrick Peterson won Round 2 either.
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