clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Arizona Cardinals training camp: Patrick Peterson not unhappy with contract.

New, comments

The star cornerback 'here to play football.'

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

With all the offseason noise about Patrick Peterson, his contract and whether or not he is the best cornerback in the NFL, now that training camp has started, things have quieted down a bit,

Peterson spoke to reporters Sunday morning after the team's walkthrough (via AZCardinals.com) and indicated that he is not unhappy with his contract situation.

"Those guys are still talking," Peterson said. "I'm here to play football. I have two years left on my deal and I want to do the best I can to help this team win. I haven't been to the playoffs since I've been here and that's my first goal."

The whole contract discussion came up before the Cardinals hadn't exercised the fifth-year option in his contract. Then, when Richard Sherman and Joe Haden got paid, that is when the talk started.

Once the team exercised their 2015 option, it really didn't make sense for the team to renegotiate. It would only cost them more money. He will earn just under $2.9 million this season and holds a cap hit of less tham $5.9 million.

Now, next offseason it will make sense to sign him long term. His salary jumps to a little over $10 million.

Hopefully this means that the contract won't come up again until the offseason.

Now it's time for football.