Patrick Peterson wants to finish career in Minnesota: ‘I would love to stay put’

Patrick Peterson has made it no secret that he is very happy in Minnesota. In fact, he made it well known that he wanted to rub it in Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim’s face after the Vikings’ win over Arizona on Sunday. Peterson spent the first 10 seasons of his career with the Cardinals and became one of the league’s best cornerbacks.

Peterson spoke with Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press and was very open about his future. He wants to play at least three more seasons in Minnesota with the Vikings.

“At least one more Pro Bowl, one more All-Pro,’’ said Peterson, whose last Pro Bowl nod was in 2018 and last All-Pro selection in 2015. “That would be a nice, satisfying way for me to end off my career, for sure.”

It’s hard to argue with Peterson here. He’s been tremendous so far this season. He currently ranks among Pro Football Focus’ top 10 cornerbacks on the season (10th out of 122).


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His production is what’s been so impressive this season. He has eight pass breakups and one interception while allowing only 48.5% of targets against him to be completed. He also had a tremendous pass breakup against the Cardinals.

The scheme is built for Peterson with his length and football IQ. Even teammate Harrison Smith believes he can go for at least three more years.

“He can still run and move,” Smith said. “He can play as long as he wants.”

At just $4 million this season, Peterson has turned into quite a bargain.


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Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire