Perennial Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson has agreed on a one-year, $10 million arrangement with the Minnesota Vikings, a source disclosed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
The 30-year-old Peterson leaves the Arizona Cardinals as perhaps the best cornerback in franchise history.
He went to eight straight Pro Bowls, beginning with his freshman year in 2011 and finishing in 2019 – when he was ineligible on the grounds that he was suspended six games for disregarding the NFL’s exhibition improving medication strategy. Peterson is a three-time All-Pro.
Peterson’s positional flexibility is an welcome resource for the Vikings secondary that featured two newbie starters in 2020 between Jeff Gladney, who arranged in the opening for 529 snaps last season, and Cameron Dantzler, a third-round pick who permitted the most minimal passer rating in inclusion among all youngster corners in the second 50% of the period (41.9 from Week 11-17).
With questions surrounding the health and future of 2018 first-round corner Mike Hughes, whose fifth-year choice will probably be declined by Minnesota, Peterson gives the Vikings security in the auxiliary falling off a season where he had seven pass breakups, his most since 2013. His three interceptions were his most since 2016.
Peterson has generally been viewed as probably the best cornerback all through his profession, known for his ability to defend the opposing offense’s top beneficiaries one-on-one on an island. He began every one of the 128 games in the initial eight periods of his vocation before his suspension. In 2020, he was named to the 2010-2019 All-Decade Team by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Peterson played each of the 16 games last season and had 61 tackles and three interceptions. He has 28 interceptions in his career.
He entered free agency coming off a five-year extension signed in 2014. Peterson mentioned an trade in October 2018 during Arizona’s dismal 3-13 season under former coach Steve Wilks, however he later apologized. In any case, reports of a fractured relationship among Peterson and the Cardinals’ front office kept on circulate, which put his future with the establishment in question after his contract expired in March.
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