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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Bruce Arians compares Patrick Peterson to Deion Sanders

Patrick PetersonPatrick Peterson has been having an outstanding season this year. In 2014, the four-time Pro Bowler did not look like the great cover cornerback we had grown used to seeing in previous years.

But 2015 has been a rejuvenation of sorts for Peterson. Does that mean he deserves to be compared to arguably the greatest shutdown cornerback of all time? Cardinals coach Bruce Arians thinks so.

It should be noted that Peterson hasn’t exactly faced elite competition in recent weeks. Aside from A.J. Green in Week 11, Arizona has gone up against teams without top-flight receiving options like the Browns, Seahawks and 49ers. That said, Peterson is playing great football.

Is he playing Prime Time football? I wouldn’t go that far, but he is certainly one of the reasons the Cardinals are 9-2 and in contention for a first-round playoff bye. For now, we can safely put Peterson somewhere between Deion Sanders and the way Richard Sherman views the Arizona corner.

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