Patrick Peterson’s talent level is nearly unmatched.
There aren’t a whole lot of players around the NFL who are better athletes than Peterson. He has great size, terrific speed, instincts for the position, and the right attitude for a professional cornerback. Fans of the Cardinals love him for it.
After being the 5th overall pick in the 2011 draft, hopes were high that he’d be a shutdown corner. Outside of a dip in his play a few seasons ago, he’s lived up to the hype. His first year in the league saw him intercept two passes and return an astounding four kicks for touchdowns. In 2012 he set career highs with seven interceptions and five fumble recoveries. He has 19 picks in his career so far, but opposing quarterbacks don’t test him very often, as he does what great cornerbacks do, lock down half the field.
Peterson has been a Pro Bowler in every season of his career thus far, and has been a first-team All Pro three times. He’s also still playing at a very high level, and should add to those totals. He follows in a long line of great Cardinals defensive backs, and is one of the most beloved players in team history.