News broke on Sunday that the Arizona Cardinals are shopping star corner Patrick Peterson. At 1-5 and their rookie quarterback already taking over the offense, the Cardinals appear to be in mid-season rebuild mode.
There are rumored to be a couple of teams in the northeast, that share a state, that might be interested in Peterson’s services.
Via The Sports Daily:
Eagles are giving up 273 passing yards per game, and they’re right in the thick of things in the NFC East. safety Rodney McLeod tore his MCL at the beginning of the month, and he’s out for the season. Not only that, Corey Graham is also banged up. At cornerback, Ronald Darby is quietly having a great season, but he needs help on the other side. Jalen Mills has been struggling, and a move to the slot would probably benefit him, and the Eagles could also play more nickel if they chose to. Peterson would give them plenty of versatility in that regard.
Steelers’ defensive front has improved big-time this season, but the porous secondary remains an issue. The team has struggled giving up big plays, and ranks 29th in pass defense, at 296 yards per game. Both starting cornerbacks have struggled this year, with veteran Joe Haden having his worst season of his career. Artie Burns shows a lot of promise, but he’s extremely inconsistent, and has been a liability this year. Peterson could provide an upgrade in the secondary, and his swagger/personality would fit well in Pittsburgh.
At this point either location would be a better landing spot that Arizona. The weather might not be as nice, but who doesn’t want a shot at playing in the postseason. It all depends on what the Cardinals want in return.