The Cardinals’ secondary took a hit Wednesday when cornerback Patrick Peterson decided to sign with the Minnesota Vikings after 10 seasons with Arizona, according to multiple reports.
Peterson and the Vikings agreed to a one-year deal, ESPN and the NFL Network reported. The deal is reportedly worth $10 million. Minnesota has yet to announce the deal.
The Cardinals selected Peterson with the No. 5 pick of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played all 16 games for the Cardinals nine of 10 seasons as he only played in 10 during the 2019 season.
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Peterson put up incredible numbers for Arizona since he stepped on the field in the red and white. He was a First-Team All-Pro selection during his rookie season in 2011 when he had 64 total tackles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions in 16 games.
He would earn two more All-Pro selections before leaving Arizona and finish eight Pro Bowl selections. He was also named to the All-2010s Team when the Pro Football Hall of Fame was celebrating another decade. Other names on the All-2010s list included Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Donald and Khalil Mack.
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Over the course of his career with the Cardinals, he recorded 28 interceptions, 91 pass defenses, four sacks and 499 tackles.
He will be joining a Vikings defense that left a lot to be desired during the 2020 season. Minnesota finished 29th in points allowed and 27th in yards allowed. The Vikings were among the top defenses in 2017 and 2018.
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Minnesota has added Peterson and Dalvin Tomlinson this offseason, addressing some of their needs.