07/30/2014 01:06 pm ET Updated Jul 30, 2014

Patrick Peterson's New Deal Gave Richard Sherman An Excuse To Continue Their Twitter Battle

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Arizona Cardinals phenom Patrick Peterson couldn't get a new contract extension without his counterpart and NFC West rival Richard Sherman chiming in. An excited Peterson announced on his Twitter page Tuesday night that five-year, $70 million contract with $48 million guaranteed.

Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk reported that the deal is actually worth $70.05 million over five years, making Peterson the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL. The announcement prompted the Seahawks All-Pro cornerback, who signed a four-year deal worth $57.4 million with $40 million guaranteed earlier this year, to re-tweet a statistic comparing him to Peterson.

In an apparent response to the stat, Peterson continued their ongoing Twitter feud.

As usual, Sherman knew how to end the Twitter battle and pointed to his Super Bowl ring.