Arizona Cardinals: Three Perfect Fits for Patrick Peterson

With the NFL Draft next week, one question I have is, “will the Arizona Cardinals trade cornerback Patrick Peterson?”


Peterson is scheduled to get paid just over $12 million during the 2020 campaign and since he has only one year left on his contract remaining, it makes sense to see if they can add another draft pick.

Arizona has the eighth overall pick in the draft after going 5-10-1 last season under first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury and rookie QB Kyler Murray.

The Cardinals could add a younger cornerback with the eighth pick and continue to build with new personalities.

Patrick Peterson suffered an ankle injury last season and also missed six games total.

The LSU product had 53 total tackles, two interceptions, and one sack.

Here are three teams who are considered perfect fits for the services that Patrick Peterson provides.

Philadelphia Eagles

Philly needs to improve their secondary and Patrick Peterson gives them a playmaker who can also return kicks.

Peterson would benefit from an Eagles pass rush and over the past few years, the Birds have found a way to add depth on the defensive line.

Peterson wants to be on a winner and Philly has the talent to make another playoff run.

The Eagles have over $26 million in cap space and would be able to add Peterson’s contract.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs already added a well-known piece on the offensive side of the football, so they might as well do the same on defense.

Tampa has a front-7 that includes Jason Pierre-Paul and Ndamukong Suh.

They also have Shaquil Barrett and Lavonte David at linebacker, so there’s not much to dislike about the Bucs’ defense.

However, Tampa did rank 30th in passing yards (270.1) allowed per game last season.

Nothing against Sean Murphy-Bunting or Carlton Davis, but it makes sense for the Bucs to trade for Patrick Peterson and add more depth in the secondary.

Indianapolis Colts

After trading a first-round pick in this year’s draft to San Francisco for defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, the Colts should continue to pursue other talented players on defense.

Last season, the Colts were 23rd in pass yards allowed per contest and they currently are sixth in total cap space with over $25 million.

Indy signed veteran quarterback Philip Rivers this offseason, which will add energy to their locker room and adding Patrick Peterson to their defense does the same thing.

Rock Ya-Sin and Kenny Moore II are slated as the top corners on the Colts depth chart.

Indy has to keep up with Tennessee and Houston, but I’ll give them credit, they are trending in the right direction.

Which team(s) do you think is the best fit for Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson? Leave a comment below.

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