Patrick Peterson’s mood was upbeat Thursday, joking loudly with his fellow defensive backs in the locker room after practice.
And once the star cornerback met the media, a short while after Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders talked again how Peterson would want to leave Arizona, Peterson contradicted Sanders about as strongly as he could have.
Peterson said Sanders said what he felt but “I had nothing to do with that.” And as Larry Fitzgerald made a brief appearance in Peterson’s media scrum, Peterson said “I want to follow in that man’s shoes.”
“He’s been here forever, 15 years, being a cornerstone of this Arizona Cardinals organization,” Peterson added. “I feel like I’m next in line. So we’ll see what happens.”
Peterson said there was “no doubt” it would be special for him to finish his career with the Cardinals.