Cardinals would love to see Patrick Peterson retire with them
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is coming off a roller-coaster 2019 NFL season in which his future with the team was brought into question. Regardless, this has not changed his standing as a cornerstone of this franchise.
Peterson is set to enter the final year of his current deal. General manager Steve Keim said during an appearance on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM that both sides are have already discussed the prospect of him retiring with the Cardinals, via Jess Root of the Cards Wire:
“We have had conversations,” Keim said. “Pat is a guy we would love to see him retire as a Cardinal.”
There were talks last offseason about Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals attempting to restructure a new deal, however, it sees they were never able to come to terms. He would go on to miss six games in the 2019 campaign after being suspended for PED use and largely struggled to find his footing upon his return after finishing with two interceptions, one sack, and 53 tackles.
Rumors started to swirl about Arizona potentially looking to deal Patrick Peterson to a bonafide playoff contender. The Cardinals have been in the midst of a grueling rebuild for quite some time now and there are many that would like to see the eight-time Pro Bowl make a run at a Super Bowl. Regardless, both sides have now expressed mutual interest in keeping the veteran around for the long haul.
The Cardinals managed to spark a resurgence on offense last season. Keeping Patrick Peterson around could play a huge part in helping the defense catch up.
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