Patrick Peterson will serve a six game suspension at the start of the 2019 season, due to violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Peterson has been to the Pro Bowl in eight straight seasons but that streak will come to an end, due to suspension. Peterson was upset with the Cardinals because they weren’t able to rework his contract before the suspension came down. Both parties knew the suspension was coming and Peterson wanted something done. There are plenty of teams who could use the services of the All-Pro cornerback. Here are five teams that should trade for Patrick Peterson.
1: Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs defense ranked 31st in passing yards given up last season. Even with the addition of Tyrann Mathieu, this secondary is very weak. Patrick Peterson would fit right in with this defense and give them a huge boost on the back end of this defense.
2: New England Patriots
The Patriots are always open to making trades for high profile players. They finished the season ranked 22nd in passing yards given up. The back end of the defense has lacked speed and could use more talent. Pairing Patrick Peterson with Stephon Gilmore could be deadly.
3: Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers have been lacking production at the cornerback postion for way too long now. Artie Burns was a first round selection and he hasn’t panned out. Joe Haden has clearly not been the same player he was early on in his career. They also added Steven Nelson this offseason. Patrick Peterson would have an immediate impact on this defense.
4: Houston Texans
With the departures of Tyrann Mathieu and Kevin Johnson, this defense could use some help. Bradley Roby was signed this offseason and he should be a solid contributor. Adding Peterson to this defense would fill a huge need.
5: Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles secondary gave up 269.2 passing yards per game. That was ranked 3rd worst in the NFL last season. Adding Peterson would cut that number down by a huge margin. The Eagles secondary dealt with some injuries during the season that forced young guys into action. These young cornerbacks are solid, however they’re not ready to take this defense to the next level.