Throughout the entire year, Arizona Cardinals have been vocal in rejecting trade advances for their Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson. Still, it seems like this wasn’t enough to get the NFL teams to stop trying.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, in the past year, seven teams tried to make a trade for Peterson. Also, in recent weeks, three teams contacted Arizona to explore the 29-year-old’s availability. Schefter reports that Cardinals, however, decided to reject each offer as they want to keep on Peterson on their roster as they look to get back in contention.
The NFL trade deadline is set at October 27th, and it looks like teams will continue to get back with improved offers for Peterson. Whether Cardinals will continue to reject them, as they insist at the moment, remains to be seen.
Since being drafted fifth overall by Arizona in 2011, Patrick Peterson started 128 consecutive games and made eight Pro Bowls. He became only the 13th player in NFL history to make Pro Bowl in each of his first eight seasons in the league. Peterson has 385 tackles, 76 pass deflections, 23 interceptions, and five defensive touchdowns during that time.
Peterson is yet to play a game in 2019, however, as he is currently serving a six-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. He should make his season debut on Sunday against New York Giants.