PED suspension brings Patrick Peterson’s Pro Bowl streak to an end

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Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson‘s impressive streak of Pro Bowls will come to an end after today’s news that he is suspended for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

Peterson has made eight Pro Bowls in his first eight NFL seasons, and he and Barry Sanders are the two youngest players ever to make it to eight Pro Bowls. (Both Sanders and Peterson were 28 years, 5 months old when they were chosen to their eighth Pro Bowls.)

If Peterson had made the Pro Bowl for the 2019 season, he would have joined Sanders and Jim Brown as the only players in NFL history to make the Pro Bowl nine times before turning 30. But that won’t happen now.

Under NFL rules, players cannot go to the Pro Bowl after a season in which they served a PED suspension. Last year, the players who might have received Pro Bowl consideration but weren’t on the ballot because of PED suspensions included Julian Edelman, Mark Ingram and Thomas Davis.

13 responses to “PED suspension brings Patrick Peterson’s Pro Bowl streak to an end

  1. Oh well, he can still win Super Bowl MVP… uh, after he’s traded. C’mon, you know he’s going to the Patriots.

  2. I don’t know why the cardinals GM didn’t trade him for at least a first round pick when he had the chance. Older player on a rebuilding team doesn’t make sense. This GM is the Trump of NFL GMs. Completely incompetent

  3. Aha!!
    Clearly the PED charges are nothing but a crude ploy to keep him from the Pro Bowl.

  4. Well, now we see how he made 8 straight pro bowl….anyone care to bet on how many he makes going forward?

  5. This proves he’s overrated.

    Placing Patrick Peterson with Barry Sanders or Jim Brown is obnoxious.

    Peterson shows nowhere near the dominance at CB that Sanders/Brown showed at RB.

    It doesn’t mean he sucks, but he’s measurably-overhyped at this point.

  6. johnodocks says:
    May 16, 2019 at 2:07 pm
    Oh well, he can still win Super Bowl MVP… uh, after he’s traded. C’mon, you know he’s going to the Patriots.

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    How so? I’m a Pats fan and even I don’t think this.

  7. whysosenestive445 says:
    May 16, 2019 at 2:09 pm
    I don’t know why the cardinals GM didn’t trade him for at least a first round pick when he had the chance. Older player on a rebuilding team doesn’t make sense. This GM is the Trump of NFL GMs. Completely incompetent

    Nobody was going to give a first, even before the suspension.

  8. Peterson wanted out of Arizona since last season and the Owner/GM said “no way”. He was never considered for a trade and the team made it known. Pat P has NEVER had the slightest smudge on his character or his record and has been nothing but a stand-up guy on and off the field. His problems with the FO are only unique bc he is a high profile player.
    This suspension is only going to hurt the Cardinals and further damage their credibility with other players around the league and make it more difficult to attract talent.
    The fact is that there are legitimate medical uses for steroids and the NFL’s “substance policy” is grossly flawed and out-of-date. In Phoenix the air quality is horrible and respiratory infections are quite common in just about everybody and steroids are quite routinely prescribed. Peterson also has diabetes which can effect the way different meds are metabolized. The fact that he elected to take the suspension and the loss of pay, in an appeal that he could have won, tells me he cares more about getting out of Arizona than making the ProBowl.
    Ironic that the Cards are being all “holier than thou” with a player who’s NEVER had an issue before but gives Steve Keim a pass on a two-time Habitual DUI offense!
    Trade him and this will never be an issue again…but where’s the drama and headlines in that?

  9. A player suspended for PEDs can’t go to the meaningless Pro Bowl, but he can join his team in the playoffs and even be named Super Bowl MVP? SMH.

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