Arizona Cardinals Rumors: Is a Patrick Peterson Holdout On the Horizon?
Over the last 18 games played at CenturyLink Field the Seattle Seahawks are a stellar 17-1 in front of their home crowd. However, that lone loss came against an up-and-coming team that might just have the formula necessary to knock off the defending Super Bowl XLVIII champions. The key word in that sentence is of course “might” because the Arizona Cardinals have a rather interesting offseason ahead in 2014.
On Tuesday, the Cards made their first significant move of the winter by restructuring All-Pro wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald‘s contract. The reasoning behind it was so that Arizona could have more money to spend on both free agents and current players looking for a larger payday in the coming seasons. Well, Patrick Peterson is definitely someone who fits that second description perfectly.
Earlier in the year, Peterson called himself the best defensive back in the game and meant it — man, people really like doing that nowadays, huh? Either way, Peterson isn’t under contract after the 2014 campaign, but he’s hardly out of the Redbirds’ control as the franchise can keep Peterson in town another year by picking up his inexpensive team option for 2015.
Like most cornerbacks, Peterson wants a hefty contract extension similar to the one Nnamdi Asomugha signed a few years back. Unfortunately for the defensive back, Arizona holds all of the cards in this situation meaning the only way Peterson could really make any headway would be by holding out. Thus, we will have to wait and see if a Cardinals fan’s worst nightmare comes true this offseason.