Cardinals: 5 Trade Scenarios for Patrick Peterson

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3. Pittsburgh Steelers

Another Pennsylvania-based team that has a struggling passing defense on this list. The Steelers are in a hole right now as they’ve gone from top five at defending the pass to 27th in the league.

Artie Burns has been a liability as one of the starting cornerbacks and is being picked on at a constant rate. And with the lack of younger and more elite talent on the defensive backfield hurts them even further.

They’ve allowed five receivers to go over 100 receiving yards in a game through the first four games of the season. Including two against the Chiefs (Travis Kelce and Sammy Watkins).

Without consistent play at cornerback, the Steelers will continue to fall behind in their race to get back to the playoffs. Which is why they need Peterson so much.

The only problem is with the Le’Veon Bell situation always looming and wondering when he will be back. That money will cut into the acquisition of Peterson who’s going to be making $11.25 million this year.

Pittsburgh would need to figure out how to get a trade done for the Pro Bowler. But providing pieces to help Arizona’s quarterback of the future, Josh Rosen will help whether it be an offensive lineman or receiver along with a draft pick.

Trade Scenario: Peterson to Pittsburgh for 2019 first-round pick and Vance McDonald


  1. So trade him to teams that will most likely make the playoffs or have low draft picks if they don’t manage to sneak into the playoffs? The guy has a couple of years of below market value on his contract and he’s an All-Pro. Sure. Trade him to a team that’ll get the #32 pick in the draft. Wow. Cleveland, Tennessee, Indy, Houston…not San Fran lol…NYJ. Those are the teams with the most cap space left AND aren’t really going to make a whole lot of noise. CLE or NYJ would be my teams of choice seeing as they’re not making a lot of noise this year, have a ton of cap space, good QBs, and are on the rise. Win for AZ in that it’ll be good picks coming back, win for the trading team in that it gets Peterson, and win for Peterson in that he gets his trade request fulfilled.

    On second thought…keep him until next year just before the draft. If he’s still wanting out, trade with a team after you know their draft slot. They’d still get two more seasons of Peterson under a great contract and AZ will know where they’re picking.

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