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Patrick Peterson boasts this is best Cardinals team he’s been on, ‘on paper’

Cardinals, Patrick Peterson

The Arizona Cardinals went just 5-10-1 this past season, but there are high hopes for the club heading into 2020. They are feelings shared by Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson.

Thanks to an offseason in which the Cardinals added star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins among others, some feel that Arizona could be a potential sleeper in the NFC West next season.

Peterson is very bullish on the team’s talent, saying on the Hyperice Lab podcast (via the Cardinals’ team website):

“This is probably the best football team I’ve been a part of on paper … What we’ve been able to add to the team this year, what the front office has been able to accomplish this offseason [without] being able to see guys and not being able to be around, it’s been second to none. I mean, unbelievable.”

Of course, the perennial Pro Bowler understands that Super Bowls are not won on paper:

“It’s not just going to happen by putting a bunch of pieces together … It’s going to come down to us to manage the locker room, manage the egos and make sure everybody is on the same page and understand that we have to commit to one another, believe in one another and trust one another. If we do those three things, we can be in Tampa [for the Super Bow] ready to face whoever, and ready to hopefully bring that Lombardi trophy, the first Lombardi trophy, home to Arizona.”

Peterson was limited to just 10 games in 2019 due to a PED suspension, marking the first time he did not make the Pro Bowl since he entered the NFL in 2011.

But barring injury, Peterson will be back for a full season in 2020, and he is obviously very excited about the direction in which his club is headed.

Whether or not Arizona can overcome the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks in the formidable NFC West remains to be seen.