They make the same amount of money now (about $14 million per) but, according to Madden 15’s Donny Moore — the Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson are hardly comparable. A rivalry? Yes — but only because Twitter exists and Peterson wants attention.
Here’s the backstory to their beef. After snagging the league’s record contract for a cornerback ($70 million over five years), the Cardinals CB went on Twitter to taunt the tauntiest taunter of them all, Optimus Prime aka Captain Clutch aka RS25.
Sherman’s rebuttal? Let’s just say that a guy who allows one touchdown en route to a Super Bowl victory doesn’t need to SAY much to one-up his colleague who allowed seven without even making the playoffs.
Show ‘em the jewlery, Richie:
Can't ever be too mad lmao… pic.twitter.com/ZHA28B9Tji
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) July 30, 2014
To add insult to injury, EA Sports released Madden 15’s player ratings for the cornerback position today — to which Peterson (and this website) expected these guys to be one and two on the list. Not so fast. Full positional rankings, below: