Patrick Peterson Drawing Interest From Playoff Contenders

Patrick Peterson remains a strong free-agent candidate at cornerback, even though some suspecting he will have to make the switch to safety. Peterson himself has even said he’d be willing to change positions.

But cornerback is it for now, as Peterson is drawing plenty of interest, even among playoff contenders, per reports. And those teams are said to be eyeing him as a cornerback. Without question, the Arizona Cardinals would love to have him back — at the right price.

A lot of “older” cornerbacks make the switch to safety later in their careers. Peterson, 30, was selected by the Cardinals with the No. 5 overall draft pick in 2011. He has made eight Pro Bowls.

“I know that I will be playing football for someone, if it’s the Cardinals or someone else,” Peterson said recently. ““I’m a go-with-the-flow-type guy. That’s out of my control. I’ve done everything I can do to show my worth, and I can still play this game. I know I will be playing football for somebody, so that’s my approach.”

This is Peterson’s first foray into free agency.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.

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