In an age where social media is something athletes use everyday, paying attention to what the athletes put on them is worth following. With a free agency decision pending when the new league year hits, Patrick Peterson’s Twitter foreshadows him leaving the Arizona Cardinals. A lot of players in the league use social media to communicate in big ways to their teams when they’re trying to send a message, and Peterson is no stranger.
After we saw what he put on his social media outlets last year, Patrick Peterson’s Twitter has been on the radar of every Cardinals fan. Peterson had at one time been seen as a lifetime Cardinal, but since the quality of his play dropped after his 2019 six-game suspension, nothing is guaranteed.
Remembering how close of a bond he had with guys like Tony Jefferson and fellow LSU product Tyrann Mathieu, I give it a 90% chance that he will most likely follow in their steps and leave the team. As Mathieu prepares to go to his *second* Super Bowl in his career, he could potentially recruit Peterson to Kansas City.
We all know that the Cardinals are barely breathing in terms of cap room. Around $8 million, letting Peterson walk and not renew his contract will be key to developing a team that can win right now in the NFC West.
The team can’t afford to see him get burned by rookie wide receivers when it matters most. Just look at the impact Van Jefferson and other lower depth chart players had in the final stretch of the season.
If Peterson does leave, I wish him the best of luck in his new endeavor. He isn’t a number one corner anymore and can’t demand the money he previously got earlier in his career. Let’s just hope he doesn’t win a ring like many star players that have left Arizona get to do.