Cardinals Deny They’re Shopping Patrick Peterson

Earlier today, it was reported that the Cardinals were shopping star cornerback Patrick Peterson, and now the team is pushing back on those reports. 

Cardinals coach Steve Wilks called the rumors “ludicrous” in his press conference following the team’s loss to the Vikings and wouldn’t even address the reports, according to Josh Weinfruss of ESPN (Twitter link). It was reported last week that the Cardinals were shopping linebackers Deone Bucannon and Haason Reddick, and even David Johnson’s name has been brought up as a potential trade candidate, but Peterson’s name was new.

It’s looking like a lost season for the Cardinals, who currently sit at 1-5, so it wouldn’t be surprising if they are aggressive in looking to trade some veterans to acquire draft picks. Still it would be pretty shocking if the team dealt the All-Pro corner, and Wilks’ denial is strong enough that it leaves little wiggle room. Peterson’s current deal runs through the 2020 season and and pays him around $12MM a season.

Peterson, a 2011 first-rounder, turned 28 over the summer. While his star has faded a bit the past few years, he’s still one of the league’s best corners. He’s made the Pro Bowl all seven seasons he’s been in the league and is a three-time First-Team All-Pro. If the Cardinals due ever decide to shop him, they’d likely seek multiple high draft picks.

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9 comments on “Cardinals Deny They’re Shopping Patrick Peterson

  1. Z-A

    Will PP be there when Rosen js good enough to get you to the playoffs? Will DJ? No? Trade both. Get what you can, restart your clock.

      • Clark K

        Nope not even close, I thought at the time he was the worst out of the QBs taken in the 1st round and still stand by it. And that’s saying a lot because Allen in Buffalo is hot trash

        • cowman707

          Rosen hasn’t even started a handful of games and has garbage for an OL and coaching. Allen has no help on offense and considering the trash situation he was thrown into he hasn’t been that bad. Pretty premature to be critical

        • Mack83

          We all know you’re a much better Coach/GM/Talent Scout than those that are in AZ or Buffalo. The question is, why aren’t you one of them?

  2. Bubba

    Steve” I will have another “ Keim is the one who needs to go. Hey let’s hire a coach who has absolutely no clue and wants trade the decent talent we have because they don’t play in “ his system”. Here is a clue had Keim not been stumble drunk he would of never hired a coach like Wilks with “ his system”.

  3. meatmachine

    You can turn things around literally in one year in the NFL, this seems like such a short-sighted decision by Keim if he cleans house with the intention on focusing on the future, does he really thinks he has this much job security with Bidwell? He’s the one who got them into this mess by whiffing on several draft picks (those listed among many others) and he’s thrown a lot of money away in FA. The Cardinals aren’t a destination franchise—you have to draft better, and he sucks at drafting. This will end bad.

    • crosseyedlemon

      The Cardinals solution when things end badly is to keep moving west. Chicago, St. Louis, Arizona. I’m guessing Hawaii will be the next stop.

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