Buffalo Bills: Making the case for and against signing Patrick Peterson
Making the case for the Buffalo Bills signing Patrick Peterson
The case for the Buffalo Bills signing Patrick Peterson is a pretty easy one. While he may not be playing at the same level he was a few seasons ago, Peterson is still one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL.
He was selected fifth overall by the Arizona Cardinals in 2011 and has spent the past 10 seasons in Arizona. Peterson for his career has 28 interceptions, 91 passes defended, and has earned a number of awards including eight Pro Bowl selections and three first-team All-Pro nominations.
While he is a veteran, he is only 30 years of age and could be a realistic option for the next three to four years. He would no longer be asked to match up against the opposing team’s best wide receiver, which would be the responsibility of Tre’Davious White. This could help extend his career, allowing him to play at a similar level by facing a team’s second, or third, receiving option.
This would also be a big boost for this defense as the Buffalo Bills would add some stability to that second cornerback position with a veteran leader like Patrick Peterson.