Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson On Free Agency

This week, there were rumblings about Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals agreeing to part ways. However, that was nothing more than a “dirty rumor,” according to the cornerback (via the team website). 

There is no real update,” Peterson said on his All Things Covered podcast. “It is just…a dirty rumor. Me and the team haven’t talked about contracts, we haven’t talked about parting ways. That’s just what it is, a dirty rumor.”

Peterson, 31 in July, is set to hit the open market in March. In 2020, he counted for a $13.2MM charge against Arizona’s salary cap. With a new multi-year deal, the Cardinals could have the flexibility to spread out the hits over time, provided that they want to move forward with him.

Drafted fifth overall by Arizona back in 2011, Peterson has become a franchise icon over the past decade. After eight Pro Bowls, three first-team All-Pro selections, and countless flare-ups with team brass, P2 says he’s open to a new arrangement. He could wind up anywhere, he concedes, but one thing is for sure — he wants to keep playing. In fact, his goal is to keep it going for another six seasons to solidify what he says is a “Hall of Fame resume.”

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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10 comments on “Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson On Free Agency

  1. afsooner02

    He could retire today and he’s a HOFer….he doesn’t need to worry about that part.

  2. phillyballers

    Cowboys should be inquiring. They need all the help they can get. Even if hes on the wrong side if 30.

  3. ARKScout

    He might be best suited at this point in his career, or at least in a season or two for a move inside to safety, I can see him finishing his career similarly to Charles and Rod Woodson, as a Pro Bowl caliber safety for five seasons or so. I don’t think he has the quickness any longer to be the shut down corner he was earlier in his career, but he does possess the ball skills, physicality and football IQ to be great as a play making free safety and the size and cover skills to be effective covering most nfl tight ends.

    • qbert1996

      I agree with you there. Peterson if he buys in to the move, he would be a phenomenal safety.

  4. MileHighFan

    Interesting that the usual defensive stats don’t actually reflect his play this year. He made a lot of mistakes and got burned on a bunch of big plays.

    • Ak185

      I hate to say it, but Peterson really lost a step after the PED bust. 1/2 of Peterson’s play is still worth more than many corners, that said.

  5. I feel like there have been rumors of a Cardinals-Patrick Peterson split every offseason since he joined the league. And then opening week of the next season, he’s still on the Cardinals, still playing solid football. I doubt he’s going anywhere.

  6. crosseyedlemon

    Let’s be sure to sanitize all future rumors so as not to upset the most annoying has been in the NFL.

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