Earlier today, I asked the Minnesota Vikings to give me a sign. Something needed to happen. The offseason was feeling stuck in the salary cap mud, not sure if this team was capable of coming out with a roster that can compete in 2021. Tonight, Rick Spielman is trying to change that. Perennial pro-bowl defensive back, Patrick Peterson, has been signed to a one-year deal worth $10 million dollars and becomes the biggest secondary signing since Antoine Winfield.
Perennial Pro-Bowl CB Patrick Peterson has reached agreement on a one-year, $10 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2021
Patrick Peterson isn’t the exact same guy that he once was but he isn’t old either. At 30 years old, let’s hope Peterson still has plenty of life left in his football legs. It’s been two seasons since Peterson made his last Pro Bowl. But at the least, he will bring much needed veteran stability to a position group that desperately needs some experience.
The Minnesota Vikings desperately need help returning punts as well, which Peterson has done for much of his career. At this stage of his career, I’m not sure returning punts is the best idea for Patrick… but he could add stability if needed.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan