As everyone on social media seemed to notice in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson was posting signs of his displeasure with his current team and he even went as far as to scrub any reference of the team from both his Instagram and Twitter bios. He completely removed the phrase, “proud member of the Birdgang.” Partner that with the fact that he has been frustrated with team management for the past two seasons (issues did NOT start just last October, folks), and it all becomes quite telling.
One of the stories that came up and then was dismissed was a trade offer to the Kansas City Chiefs. The reality of that possibility is not all dead, folks. Here’s what I’ve been told actually went down…
The Chiefs have made it no secret that they have been beefing up their defense since free agency, and they have done an incredible job so far. I’m told they are not yet finished, either. Last week in particular, they had been having conversations with the Cardinals and the Seahawks about Patrick Peterson & Frank Clark. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, what they were willing to give up for Patrick Peterson was not enough for Cardinals brass to accept. Soon after that projected deal failed, the Frank Clark trade became a reality. And before that projected deal failed, someone in Cardinals management leaked the talks to Peterson. Yea, you know the rest.
Several sources have now told us that the Cardinals were indeed in the market for moving Patrick Peterson, but it had to be at the right price. Now the team has to deal with an again unhappy Peterson on a roster that is in the middle of a rebuild. And we all know how veteran players, especially the caliber of Pat P., do not like being a part of a rebuild.
Back to the Chiefs, they have additional decisions to make. If they are still in the market for a corner, they are now being teased with division rival Chris Harris Jr. potentially on the block, as well as Patrick Peterson.
Keep your eye on the Chiefs and Cardinals this draft weekend. The Chiefs have no more 1’s to give the Cardinals, and you would think that would be an absolute necessity regarding a trade for Peterson, but as we’ve learned in this business, everything is always possible.
Annnnd now that other team front offices are realistically salivating at the potential of Patrick Peterson on their roster, keep your eye on just about anyone with valuable trade offers for the Pro Bowler to become their hot commodity.