Cardinals star Patrick Peterson working out new contract with Arizona
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said the team is trying to work out a long-term deal with cornerback Patrick Peterson. Many had believed Peterson might be traded last season, but that didn’t happen, and now the fan-favorite has made it clear he would like to stay in Arizona.
During an appearance on Arizona Sports 98.7 on Friday, Keim said the team would like Peterson to spend the rest of his career with the Cardinals.
“When you look at the body of work last year, he’d be the first to tell you he didn’t play up to expectations,” Keim said, via the team’s website. “The last three games he played excellent, the way we expected him to play. I think he’s got a chip on his shoulder and I think he’s going to come back with a vengeance.”
Peterson missed the first six games of last season because of suspension and once he returned to the team it took him a while to get back into the swing of things. The last few weeks of the season, he looked to be back to his old ways, and the hope is he can continue that strong play going forward.
Peterson only has one year left on his deal, so if the team got an extension done now, they could save some money on his cap hit for the 2020 season.
It’s unclear at this point if Peterson wants to sign a long-term deal, or just play out the last year of his contract, but it’s clear if he wants to stay long-term, the team is going to try and get a deal done.