Cardinals May Approach CB Patrick Peterson Regarding A Long-Term Extension

Mike Jurecki tweets that the Cardinals would like re-sign CB Patrick Peterson to a long-term contract at some point during the season.

Jurecki adds that Peterson has the same agent as their recent fourth-round pick Tyrann Mathieu.

Peter King mentioned in his Monday Morning Quarterback column that Mathieu’s contract would include no guaranteed money, but his agent has since refuted that idea.

It’s noteworthy only because Mathieu’s will meet with the Cardinals in the coming weeks to finalize his contract, so it makes sense for them to at least broach the subject of an extension for Peterson.

Peterson, 22, will make $2.05 million for the upcoming season, but won’t be an unrestricted free agent until 2015. Still, Peterson is one of the best young defensive backs in the game. Last year, he managed to tally intercept seven passes, which is up from just two in his rookie season. On top of that, he was also able to improve his coverage considerably, so he’s a prime candidate for a long-term extension.

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I thought you have to finish three seasons to get extended?

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Great point Mark. I too am under the assumption that a player needs to complete three years in the league before they can negotiate a second contract. I’ll see if I can find more details regarding this. Thanks for the question.