Cardinals Officially Exercise CB Patrick Peterson’s Fifth-Year Option



The Arizona Cardinals officially exercised CB Patrick Peterson‘s fifth-year option on Monday, according to Albert Breer.


Jason Cole of the National Football Post reports that the Cardinals are expected to pick up CB Patrick Peterson‘s fifth-year option.

Kent Somers of mentioned a few weeks ago that the Cardinals were to planning to exercise Peterson’s option, so this doesn’t come as much of a surprise.

The option is guaranteed for injury only, but it would run Arizona $10.081 million for the 2015 season.

The two sides are expected to discuss a long-term deal that would keep Peterson under team control for the foreseeable. However, Cole mentions that they are expected to monitor the ongoing negotiations between the Browns and CB Joe Haden to see where they end. 

Peterson, 23, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and has already established himself as an elite cornerback and return specialist.

Last year, Peterson appeared in all 16 games and totaled 42 tackles, three interceptions and 13 pass defenses while contributing 198 punt return yards.

Pro Football Focus rated Peterson the No. 16 cornerback in the 2013 season.

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Good grief, this should not even be an option Not to pick it up.