Arizona's Peterson relishes being highest-paid CB

By BOB BAUM - AP Sports Writer
    2014-07-30 16:01

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Patrick Peterson is the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.

Just ask him.

Not only did he tweet out the terms of his new contract - five years, $70 million, $48 million guaranteed - he referred to himself as the highest-paid at his position at least five times in the Arizona Cardinals news conference announcing the new deal on Wednesday - twice before he was ever asked a question.

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He's long maintained he's the league's best cornerback. Now he says has higher goals - the playoffs, a Super Bowl title, the Hall of Fame.

And Peterson doesn't speak as if he's boasting, rather just a matter of the facts.

In just three years, he has become, as he put it ''a face of the franchise.''

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