The whole thing between the two cornerbacks started in May when Peterson said he felt he was worth more than Sherman, who had just signed a new deal to become the highest-paid corner in the league. Peterson took it a step further by saying Sherman has it easier because of his system. Sherman responded by playing the numbers game — he shared stats that showed he was the top cornerback in the league last season.
The zingers continued Tuesday after Sherman retweeted something that could be considered a shot at Peterson, and Peterson responded. Now Peterson says there is no beef between them and they’re just playing around.
“I don’t know how he feels about but I think it’s just fun, healthy competition,” Peterson said in an interview with ESPN Wednesday. “I’m having fun with it. Sometimes it seems like he’s a little salty about it. But it is what it is. I don’t have any problems with Richard. I don’t have any beef with him. I’m having fun. I don’t know if he’s having fun.”
Not only is Peterson having fun with things, but he also thinks the competition will make him better.
“I think it’s just going to make me take my game to the next level,” Peterson said. “Obviously, we had our exchanges over the last month or so — obviously he’s still exchanging words this morning. But like I said, it is what it is. “I have no harsh feelings toward Richard, I wish him the best of luck throughout his career, throughout his season. I guess it’ll be much-watch TV when we play Seattle.”
Oh, I’ve got news for you, Patrick, I’m positive Richard is having fun with the trash talk. What would Sherman’s life be if he weren’t getting into it with someone? That’s what he’s all about.