Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — Fresh off Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman getting a his record-setting contract, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is ready to cash in.
The Cardinals and Peterson are in the midst of extension talks for the All-Pro cornerback’s rookie contract. Sherman recently agreed to a four-year deal worth $57 million, and Peterson thinks he’s in the same class.
“I’m making OK money right now, but I’m just not making his money right now,” Peterson said.
The 23-year-old Peterson is set to make $2.88 million in 2014, and $10 million in 2015.
“I think cornerbacks are definitely worth the dollars that they get because now this league is a passing league,” he added. “You need that shutdown corner to lock down one side of the field, or like myself, go out there the entire field.”
This past season, Peterson made 42 tackles and intercepted three passes.
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