A surprising name and contract may be hitting the trade market.
The Arizona Cardinals are open to trading seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson according to CBS Sports Insider Jason LaCanfora. The trading deadline is 4 pm eastern time on October 30.
First-year head coach Steve Wilks characterized the trade rumors as ludicrous while addressing the media after Sunday’s 27-17 loss to Minnesota Vikings. A slow start to the season has led to speculation that 1-5 Cardinals will attempt to acquire draft picks to rebuild around rookie quarterback Josh Rosen, who recently replaced Sam Bradford in the starting lineup. Safety Deone Bucannon and linebacker Haason Reddick, the 13th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, reportedly are also available because they aren’t considered good fits in Wilks’ 4-3 defensive scheme.
Peterson is no longer customarily tracking the opposition’s best wide receiver regardless of where he lines up in Wilks’ more zone oriented system. He was named to Pro Football Focus’ First Quarter All-Pro Team because of his quick adaptation to the scheme change while continuing to perform at an elite level.
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