Peterson says wants to stay in Arizona

Patrick Peterson was all smiles on Thursday as he made his most definitive comments about wanting to stay in Arizona.

TEMPE (3TV/CBS 5) - When a Hall of Famer speaks, the football world listens. Deion Sanders appeared on ESPN's First Take on Thursday and doubled down on reports that Patrick Peterson had asked the Arizona Cardinals for a trade.

"He's being wasted there in Arizona," said Sanders, who was then asked by Stephen A. Smith about Peterson's comments about wanting to stay in Arizona. "That was business man. That's what that was because he knew he couldn't get out.  He's trying to escape. Trust me, I know."

When asked about Primetime's proclamation, Peterson originally dodged questions. He spoke about playing Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams and then urged to open by the face of the franchise, Larry Fitzgerald.

"I can't control what's coming out of Deion's mouth," said Peterson, as Fitz walked by to remind him that he would have to answer the questions in Peterson didn't. "I want to follow that man's (Fitzgerald) shoes. He's been here forever. Fifteen years and being a cornerstone of this Arizona Cardinals organization. I feel like I'm next in line so we'll see what happens."

Peterson wasn't finished talking about finishing his career with the only franchise he's ever played for.

"What will be even more special is getting the championship here in the desert. That's my main focus," said Peterson, who was drafted by the Cardinals out of LSU in 2011 with the fifth pick overall.

"I believe it's definitely going to be key for us to find a solid number two corner moving forward. In Steve Keim we trust."

The Cardinals are at the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.


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