The NFL trade deadline is rapidly approaching. This is the time of year that the rumor mill is in full force. The Buccaneers have recently been linked to several trade rumors. There was the Jalen Ramsey rumor, then the Trent Williams rumor, then there’s the Patrick Peterson rumor. This one made the most sense. Peterson is one of the best corners in the league. He is familiar with defensive coordinator Todd Bowles system as well.
The Peterson rumor all but died today when Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim was asked about the team shopping Peterson.
“I don’t know why the questions persist,” “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. There’s no doubt, in my opinion, he is the best in the National Football League and will remain a Cardinal.”
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, Peterson is a fixture on the Cardinals defense. A leader in the locker room, on the field and typically in the stat line.
So what now for the Buccaneers? Who can they target to come in and help a beleaguered secondary? Are the Buccaneers willing to ride out the season with who they have?
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