When Patrick Peterson released his statement yesterday and for the first time addressed his trade request, it helped set things back to normal for the Arizona Cardinals.
At least for now.
Later in the day it would become known that Peterson had a one on one meeting with team president Michael Bidwill and that set things in motion.
Back story to Patrick Peterson announcing he's staying with Arizona: He met Tuesday for 30 minutes with Cardinals president Michael Bidwill. They discussed ways for the Cardinals to get better and for Peterson to be a leader. PP got assurances from ownership about winning.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 24, 2018
You see, the contents of that meeting will never be known, but based on what we do know, Peterson was given some assurances in his meeting with Bidwill.
There seems to be only a few logical explanations for what those assurances were:
- The Arizona Cardinals will rip up the remainder of Peterson’s current contract and give him a fresh new deal.
- If things stay the same, Steve Wilks and maybe even Steve Keim will be gone after the season.
- If things stay the same, the Arizona Cardinals will accommodate Peterson’s trade request in the offseason.
These are the only three conclusions I can come to from a logical point of view because as much of a professional as Peterson is, his about face was prompt, which means he feels better about the situation for a reason.
Maybe we’ll find out in January or February, maybe things get better so we’ll never know.
However, it is good that for at least another 10 weeks, the Arizona Cardinals have one of the premier players in the NFL.