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Arizona's Peterson says being highest-paid CB in NFL 'a big deal'

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    Arizona Cardinals football team president Michael Bidwill, left, cornerback Patrick Peterson, center, and general manager Steve Keim, right, all laugh as Peterson talks about the agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with $48 million guaranteed money with the Cardinals during a news conference on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The agreement keeps Peterson under contract with the Cardinals through 2020. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (The Associated Press)

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    Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson, right, smiles along with team president Michael Bidwill, left, announcing an agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with $48 million guaranteed money with the football team during a news conference on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The agreement keeps Peterson under contract with Arizona through 2020. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (The Associated Press)

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    Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson speaks at a news conference after reaching an agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with $48 million guaranteed money with the football team on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The agreement keeps Peterson under contract with the Cardinals through 2020. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (The Associated Press)

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    Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson, left, thanks general manager Steve Keim as they announce an agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with $48 million guaranteed money with the football team at a news conference on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The agreement keeps Peterson under contract with Arizona through 2020. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (The Associated Press)

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    Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson speaks at a news conference after reaching an agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with $48 million guaranteed money with the football team on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The agreement keeps Peterson under contract with the Cardinals through 2020. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (The Associated Press)

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.

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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