Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson now wants to remain with team for the long haul
We can’t be sure what changed the tone or if there was even a tone to be changed? Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson no says he wants to be with the team for the rest of his career.
Just a couple of months ago, Peterson seemed to be on the outs with the team for the second time in less than a year after he skipped the first set of OTA’s and said he wouldn’t return until the mandatory minicamp in June.
He returned earlier than he promised and saw some practice time during OTA’s. He was suspended for the first six weeks of the 2019 regular season after failing a PED test.
Some reported he was upset at the team because of his contract. It was also reported that Peterson didn’t want the news to come out before a charity dinner he was hosting.
Whatever happened between then and now must have changed his mind on wanting out of Arizona or just being upset at the team. Last season he reportedly wanted to be traded. Now he wants in for life?
Certainly it would be great if Peterson and the team could find mutual happiness. Once the suspension ends after week six this season, it would be great if we could just all move on.
Peterson is still considered one of the top shutdown corners in the game today. While he could bring some value in return in a trade, the better move is to hold on to him.
As much as the Cardinals upgraded the roster around him in the secondary this offseason, there is still no one better than Peterson. If he wants to remain a Cardinal for life, then as long as he is not being a distraction off the field, the team should continue to use him on it.