Pittsburgh plucks Patrick Peterson from Vikings

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Veteran cornerback Patrick Peterson is changing teams again.

After two years with the Vikings, Peterson will sign a one-year deal with the Steelers, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

A first-round pick of the Cardinals in 2011, Peterson spent 10 years with Arizona and two with Minnesota.

He’s trading places with Brian Flores. The Steelers assistant in 2021 has become Minnesota’s defensive coordinator in 2023.

The move makes adding cornerbacks a priority for the Vikings this offseason. And new defensive players generally. Last year, it was the defense that held the team back.

Also, with Peterson now a former Viking, there’s a chance we’ll eventually find out what he really thinks about Kirk Cousins.

18 responses to “Pittsburgh plucks Patrick Peterson from Vikings

  1. Well, maybe he’ll take some of that bad defense from last year with him to Pitts….

  2. After being a part of the shotty-azz defense last year, if he takes a shot a Kirk, it says more about him than Kirk.

  3. Going into 13th year in the league. Young man’s speed game. Reeks of desperation unless he becomes the 1 year Mentor to a Joey Porter Jr type 1st round pick

  4. He can be alright in zone if he’s covering a #2, but man coverage he gets torched

  5. With how that WR kid from the Giants ran him all over the field in the playoffs … he better not say a word about Kirk or anyone else.

  6. Peterson keeps the Steelers from having to throw a rookie draftee into the fire right away. It is obvious from the one-year deal that neither side is expecting him to be an integral part of the future.

  7. Hope it’s for the minimum. Would hate to think we could have kept Sutton and decided this was a better choice for vet leadership. Sutton is the better and smarter player at this point.

  8. Lions get a Steelers CB so Steelers take Peterson away fro Vikes. Nice.

    – Lions fan

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