Jeremy Fowler of ESPN is reporting that the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles have shown interest in trading for Patrick Peterson. However, the Cardinals haven’t been willing to move him in a deal.
Cardinals GM Steve Keim said of the possibility of the rebuilding Cardinals trading Peterson.
“I don’t know why the questions persist,” Keim said via Darren Urban of the team website. “I have addressed it multiple times, last week or a couple of weeks ago — we are not trading Patrick Peterson. Our stance is simply been, why trade a player in his prime at one of the hardest positions to find, for a maybe or a couple of maybes (with draft picks).
“Love what Pat brings to the locker room, love what he brings to the field. Again, those positions are impossible to find — left tackles, quarterbacks, corners,” Keim continued. “There’s no doubt, in my opinion, he is the best in the National Football League and will remain a Cardinal.”
Peterson recently completed a 6-game suspension due to violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
The 29-year-old former first-round draft pick is currently in the fifth year of his seven-year, $83.02 million deal and has recorded seven tackles, a sack and a forced fumble so far in 2019.