With new deal expected, Peterson changes agents

Posted by Darren Urban on November 27, 2013 – 4:37 pm

The draft class of 2011, by rule of the collective bargaining agreement, could not receive a contract extension/new deal until after three seasons in the NFL — which makes it after the close of the 2013 regular season. Patrick Peterson, rising star and two-for-two in Pro Bowls thus far, is from the class of 2011. General Manager Steve Keim has never said the Cardinals will be addressing Peterson’s deal after the season, but at some point, it will be discussed. (Peterson is technically under contract through 2014, although there is a team option for 2015. I’d guess neither side wants it to come to that.)

The news Peterson is changing agents isn’t completely shocking. These things happen a lot. I remember Anquan Boldin changing agents a couple of times ahead of his first contract extension. There’s no way to know exactly why Peterson is making a change, and it could be tied to potential upcoming negotiations. This is not a small amount of money we will be talking about.

But I don’t think this will have a ton to do with the Cardinals and their future with Peterson in this regard: Peterson, even at his age, is pretty business-savvy. He knows what he is worth. I think the Cards and Peterson were going to have to hammer out an expensive deal no matter who the agent would be. That it is happening now may speak to Peterson’s expectations on a timeline for such a thing, but that probably is all it will be. Keim knows Peterson’s value, and has never wavered in the idea Peterson will be here long term.

UPDATE: And apparently Peterson isn’t wavering either. after the Pro Bowler put out this tweet Wednesday night:


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19 Responses to “With new deal expected, Peterson changes agents”

  1. By Mike G on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Darren–Happy Thanksgiving!!!—Hopefully a deal will get done which is good for both sides. Peterson is one of the best corners but he still needs to improve. I hope he can get a nice punt return soon and get that monkey off his back. The Card’s defense is playing well right now and they will need to limit McCoy this week. If they can limit the run they should be fine. They also have to get used to the Eagles hurry up offense and the no huddle. Darren–How did Justin Bethel look this week in practice???? Any worries about his concussion??

  2. By Darren Urban on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    Mike G —

    RE: Bethel

    Bethel is fine.

  3. By Patrick Hoog aka Don't Take Losses on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    Well, PP will get his. More interested in Eagles.

    Gotta say, read Bowles post on main page, Bell’s and Campbell’s comments about him. Keen insights. Man we got a GREAT set of coaches.

    But what i rally wanted to say was happy Thanksgiving to Darren (his blog) the Cards and our active fans…

    … and this: 12-4 is not absurd, even if unlikely.

  4. By ored on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    always hate when this time comes around, when everyone wants to be the highest paid player,too much ego and greed,but it is what it is and he’s not alone,everybody that has a good run wants it,and i can understand it to a degree,but just seems over the top sometimes.

    back to the task at hand,beat philly and continue the march to the playoffs.foles should keep patrick busy,he’s having a pretty good run.i wonder how osweiler will fare once he gets his chance at denver,always thought there was a similarity between him and foles.makes speculating who BA thinks will be THE ONE come this draft,real interesting,as i’m confident we will be making some sort of move for the future at qb,and if he thinks a scrambling qb is too much college,then we need the next ben or marino type,i’d be good with that.

  5. By Steve on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    Darren: Any idea who Petersons new agent is?

  6. By Darren Urban on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Steve —

    RE: Agent

    He has not officially picked one yet. The story I linked to says it appears to be Joel Segal.

  7. By James Miller - ecoglass on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Patrick Peterson #21

    Your home is here now and we all love ya and appreciate all that you bring to the Cardinals – even though you haven’t returned a punt in forever !!lol!! Joke…

    Your amazing and you belong here !!!

    Go Cardinals & Keep Rockin “Real Deal Peterson”

    LSU 2.0 = AZ. Cards.

    #21, #32 & #51 all studs !

  8. By Lifetime Fan on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Pretty rough to call wanting to get paid for your job “ego and greed”
    PP works hard and plays hard at a dangerous and fickle craft. It is legit that he wants to get paid his market value at his craft. I think that any one of us would take more money to do the same job as we have now. Of course if he wants to live in AZ and be with the organization he can factor that in and take a bit less, but trying to get paid well to do a job you do well is not greed, that is just making a living. Don’t forget that all these guys have trained pretty much every day since they were young to get here and get one or two big paydays. If he signs a long-term deal i get a 21 jersey!

  9. By Mario Mungia on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Arizona’s best corner isn’t going anywhere!!! So put your wallet away Jerry Jones!!!!

  10. By Andy Kw on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Darren,
    We all know that Patrick Peterson will have a new deal sooner or later but what about our other playmakers entering their contract year?
    -WR Andre Roberts, LB Matt Shaughnessy, SS Yeremiah Bell

  11. By Steve on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks Darren, I should have read the link before asking. Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. By Scott H on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Weather forecast for the Philly area on Sunday is a good one! Sunny, no wind that should cause a problem, and temps near 50. Perfect!

    I never even considered this before in regard to Palmer, but after all those years with the Bengals, he is no stranger to playing cold weather games.

  13. By ored on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    came across wrong,but when is enuff,enuff,what’s the team gonna look like with half the payroll going to a wr and a cb,we have other good players also that want to get paid,glad to hear he wants to stay here,just hope we don’t start cutting good players because of a few highest qbs are 20 mil.a year now,what’s a team gonna look like with a qb,a wr, and a cb making 20 mil.each.add those to washington,calais,docket and you have 6 players taking all the cap space.

    recent jabs in the media between ba and chip will make this upcominig game even more interesting,we’ve had some good success against the eagles before,need some more.just love bowles easy going demeanor and confidence.

  14. By Andy Kw on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Darren,
    Do you think Andre Roberts, Matt Shaughnessy, Dave Zastudil, Yeremiah Bell, and Jay Feely will have contract extensions?

    Dave Zastudil has been one of the best punters I have ever seen in the NFL, Matt Shaughnessy has been good against the run, Jay Feely has been dead on accurate, Yeremiah Bell has that aggressive attitude that fits Bowles’ scheme, and Andre Roberts has been a nice slot receiver this year.

  15. By Darren Urban on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Andy Kw —

    RE: Extensions

    We will see.

  16. By the way - Dr. G. on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Yep, Michael Crabtree is back!!!….Peterson will have his work cut out for him the rest of the season with some big challenging games ahead… He has proven he is up to the task against the best in the league… CB is a very tough task every play… Not only do you have to “cover,” but you also have to “tackle” those bruiser RB’s and TE’s who usually outweigh you a good bit. Good on ya, Patrick….

  17. By ored on Nov 29, 2013 | Reply

    that’s all we can do,wait and see how it plays out,the elite players will get theirs,then it’s up to keim to figure out the details,who goes,who stays,and what piece of the pie they each get,what FA’s to bring in and which rookies to draft,not much different from any other season until we get top heavy with talent that want to be paid,maybe this is why keim’s churning the roster,find the future stars before they need to be paid,keep a core of elite players and keep replacing roster spots with up and comers.difficult balancing act,but that’s why he gets the big bucks.

    looks like maybe dockets deal is redone or we draft his spot,might do that anyway,and we facilitate stanton in finding a starter gig somewhere,that should free up some’s likely floyd and tyrann will be looking for paydays soon,and if we do find that lft.tackle and pass rusher we covet,they will be next,cheer up keim…it’s job security,right?play this right and you’ll wrap up executive of the year.from management down to the players,there’s a reason they get big bucks,just be sure and take note of BA’s migraines early on and act accordingly….happy to be fan and too old to mess with anything have my support,more so at times like this when we see light at the end and if it’s another train,just hope we’re the bigger one.

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