Patrick Peterson

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) runs back the game winning touchdown during overtime of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 19-13. (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson commented on his new team, the Minnesota Vikings, and says he feels appreciated by the Vikings, whereas with the Cardinals he felt tolerated.

In the All Things Covered podcast with Patrick Peterson and Bryant McFadden, McFadden asked Peterson what it’s been like working with Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and new staff.

“Like I told you when I left Arizona, and nothing against Arizona, I’ve been here for 10 years, I get that. It’s nothing like going somewhere where you are appreciated and not tolerated,” Peterson replied.

Peterson also added that the comment had nothing to do with his former teammates, more so former coaches and staff. “The guys in the locker room, those my guys. They appreciate Pat Pete," Peterson clarified. 

Peterson also added, “It was almost like I was tolerated there, versus being there in Minnesota, I’m appreciated. Now, being in Minnesota, I feel more appreciated. And that feels good.”

Peterson was drafted fifth overall in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Cardinals and is an eight-time Pro-Bowler and three-time First-team All-Pro. Peterson and the Cardinals parted ways in March 2021, and Peterson signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Vikings shortly after.

The Cardinals and Vikings are set to meet in Week 2 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.


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