NFL Rumors: Patrick Peterson Announces One-Year Deal with Vikings

On Wednesday, veteran cornerback Patrick Peterson announced on his 'All Things Covered' podcast that he is returning to the Vikings for the 2022 season on a 1-year deal.

Since the onset of free agency, Peterson has been open with the fact that he wanted to return to Minnesota for a second season and it seems like he got what he wanted. Peterson, 31, joined the Vikings last year after spending his first 10 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals; he started 13 games for Minnesota in 2021 and logged 45 tackles, 5 passes defended and an interception. 

Seemingly, Peterson will find himself in a very familiar situation despite all the turnover in Minnesota this offseason. He will likely be the Vikings' top cornerback and somewhat of a mentor to what will likely be a very young defensive back room, his running mates will include Cam Dantzler, Chandon Sullivan, Harrison Hand, Kris Boyd and Nate Hairston all of whom are no older than 27. The Vikings have also been tabbed as potential suitors for a cornerback with their first-round pick next month in the draft so the move to retain Peterson could be directly tied to that idea and he could be set to play an important role in a rookie's development. Regardless, Peterson will provide the team with some stability at this position.  

During his podcast, Peterson explained that the new coaching additions in Minnesota such as head coach Kevin O'Connell and defensive coordinator Ed Donatell has him excited to return and that he is looking to play three more years including the 2022 season.

Peterson did explain that his agent was in discussions with multiple other teams that apparently included the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and while the financials at this point remain undisclosed with Minnesota, the veteran cornerback joked that he wasn't trying to break the bank at this point in his career.

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