Cards sign CB Peterson to record $70M deal
Updated: July 30, 2014, 1:05 AM ET
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The Arizona Cardinals have agreed on a five-year contract extension with Patrick Peterson, a deal the Pro Bowler said Tuesday night is worth $ 70 million with $ 48 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.
The deal will surpass extensions signed recently by the Cleveland Browns’ Joe Haden (five years, $ 68 million) and Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman (four years, $ 56 million).
The team announced the extension without specifying the pay.
Peterson followed up on Twitter:
Happy to announce my 5 year extension with @AZCardinals! $ 70M and $ 48M Guaranteed!! #AZCardinals #P2Nation #YearOfTheCardinal
– Patrick Peterson (@RealPeterson21) July 30, 2014