Cardinals’ GM: “We’re Not Trading Patrick Peterson”

Reports yesterday suggested that the Cardinals had inquired on star Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who recently requested a trade. It’s difficult to know the extent of Arizona’s interest in Ramsey, but those rumors did reignite some chatter around the Cardinals’ own stud CB, Patrick Peterson.

Peterson, who is currently serving a six-game ban for violating the league’s PED policy, requested a trade in 2018, though he walked back that request in January 2019. But in April, reports of tension between P2 and the team surfaced again, and then Peterson was hit with the suspension.

Although the three-time First Team All-Pro said in July that he’d like to be a Cardinal for life, Arizona’s reported interest in Ramsey led to some speculation as to whether the Cards would part with Peterson. However, Arizona GM Steve Keim said during a radio appearance Friday morning that Peterson is not going anywhere.

“We’re not trading Pat and that’s something we’ve been very consistent with,” Keim said (via Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com). “You always ask yourself, does a move make us better or worse? To lose someone like Pat Peterson would make us worse.”

Due to tampering considerations, Keim would not address the Ramsey situation. However, he said that the team’s decision to restructure Chandler Jones‘ contract had nothing to do with an impending move, as some believed. The club’s cap space had shrunk to less than $1MM, and the restructure was just about creating flexibility.

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5 comments on “Cardinals’ GM: “We’re Not Trading Patrick Peterson”

  1. JJB0811

    Top 10 pick 2 years ago, 1st last season, and under a $1m of cap room. You couldn’t make a better case for a poor run franchise than that. If you lose, you should be shredding salary, not eating it up.

  2. Could this GM be any more clueless?

    “You always ask yourself, does a move make us better or worse? To lose someone like Pat Peterson would make us worse.”

    You wouldn’t be losing him. You would be trading him, and presumably for draft picks, which could make you better long-term. If every GM thought the way this guy does, no trades would ever get made.

  3. crazylarry

    Keim is Clueless as GM. He has never built an offensive line in 8 years. He hires a no name coach Steve Wilks who runs a 4-3 scheme when he drafted all 3-4 players the previous years. When that blows up he hires Klunkberry and switches back to a 3-4 and an offense oriented coach. Trades up for a QB then trades him the following year for pennies on the dollar. Then takes a QB with with the number 1 overall. I only wish the entire Cardinals front office concentrated on winning football as much as the do getting DUI’s we might have a 500 team. They are embarrassing.

    • crosseyedlemon

      As embarrassing as the Cardinals are they have to be feeling better than the 49ers who have lost the last 9 games in this series.

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