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29 Jul 2014

Cardinals Extend Patrick Peterson

As broken on Twitter by Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, the Arizona Cardinals and cornerback Patrick Peterson have agreed to terms on a contract extension. Peterson indicates the deal is for $70 million over 5 years with $48 million guaranteed, meaning one of the NFL's best cornerbacks will be plying his trade in Arizona for years to come.

Posted by: Tom Gower on 29 Jul 2014

3 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2014, 7:15pm by theslothook

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by theslothook :: Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:35am

It will be interesting to see how the 2011 draft class shakes out. At present, I believe the best belongs overall to 1994. 2007 is fascinating because it has 5 people who already look like hall of fame locks. 2011 conceivably can leave them all behind.

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by commissionerleaf :: Mon, 08/04/2014 - 5:38pm

Who are your five from 2007 after (I presume) Joe Thomas, Calvin Johnson, and Patrick Willis?

Peterson and Revis, maybe? I don't see either of them as a lock, although I suppose if Jerome Bettis gets in next year it would be silly to keep Peterson out.

In 2011 I can think of five potential HOF's just at DE and 3-4 OLB: Watt, Aldon Smith (if he gets right), Von Miller, Robert Quinn and Justin Houston. Damn that class was stacked on the D line (that is by no means the end of the really great talent either).

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by theslothook :: Mon, 08/04/2014 - 7:15pm

I think Peterson and Revis will both be locks. Revis' career has been very strong to this point.

2011 class is absurd. We forget that people like Mo wilkerson, Tyron Smith, Julio, and Aj also came from this class.

Right now, 1993 stands as the best draft class ever, but it wasn't filled with hall of famers, just so many good contributing members. 2011 may break it, but of course I can't enter them into the data until at least 8 years have passed.