Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson apologized on Wednesday for his actions during the 2018 regular season
Many of us can agree that the 2018 season was a tough season for Arizona Cardinals players, organization, and fans. For eight-year veteran Patrick Peterson, it had to be very frustrating.
Coming off an NFC Championship in 2015 and and 8-8 season last year with the hopes of possible improvement only to struggle the way they did in 2018 took its toll on many. It was a hard fall.
That included long stretches of defensive lapses. For Peterson, he wasn’t having the year he is used to having and he also was not getting any help on the other side either.
In October, he had already had enough. He reportedly requested a trade. He wanted out of Arizona, at least that’s what was being reported nationally.
Peterson didn’t come all the way out and say it publicly when asked, but based on his statements many believed the news to be true. On Wednesday, he confirmed as much out on the golf course at the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale at the Annexus Pro-Am, part of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
He apologized for his actions and his trade request during the season. For many, that was good enough. From a fan standpoint, it wasn’t really necessary but appreciative.
Many of us get frustrated in our jobs. His job may be a little more profile than most of ours however he’s only human. I think it is safe to say many of us who complain about work sometimes we have a feeling of wanting out.
However he met with the Cardinals front office and cleared the air during the season. The trade request went away and he finished out the season.
Some felt like the Cardinals should trade him while he still had value. Its a sentiment we get but the Cardinals did the right thing in holding on to him.
Now that Peterson has cleared the air and made his apology, let’s just all move on. Many of us already had. However his apology, which wasn’t demanded or asked for, just shows the type of individual he is, a real stand up man.