Former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has announced that he will return to the Minnesota Vikings for the 2022 NFL season.
For the first time since 2010, the Arizona Cardinals walked onto the field last season without Patrick Peterson on their roster. Peterson parted ways with the Cardinals last year and he wound up signing a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings.
Peterson and Minnesota have reportedly agreed to another one-year contract and this one is worth up to $5 million with incentives. In 2021, the veteran corner signed a one-year deal with the Vikings worth $8 million.
Former Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson sticking with the Minnesota Vikings for another season
With Minnesota last season, Peterson appeared in 13 games, and he accumulated 45 tackles, five pass breakups, and one interception (that was returned for a touchdown).
In coverage last year, the former Cardinals cornerback allowed a completion rate of 56.6 percent, and opposing quarterbacks had a passer rating of 78.7 when throwing in Peterson’s direction. The veteran defender graded as the 56th-best cornerback in the NFL last season by PFF.
Peterson announced his decision to re-sign with the Vikings during a live stream of his “All Things Covered” podcast on Wednesday, a show that he co-hosts with former Arizona cornerback Bryant McFadden.
Last season, Peterson had the opportunity to return to the desert and face his old team. The Cardinals got the best of him and the Vikings with a 34-33 win in Week 2, but he’ll get another opportunity to face his former team when the Cardinals travel to Minnesota during the 2022 season.