Peterson hasn't been as good in the last two years, but he's still in the upper echelon of cornerbacks around the league, and retains enough athleticism to be a threat to take an interception to the house. The drafting of Murray pushed out former franchise face Josh Rosen after he struggled during his rookie season.
Patrick Peterson has been the subject of some trade rumors over the last few months, but it doesn't seem likely he'll be going anywhere now.
Kicking off the Kingsbury era at 100%. Our coaching staff and our players. He has played in and started all 128 games of his eight-year career. Peterson will be 29 by the time he is eligible to return to the field on October 20 for a Week 7 game at the New York Giants.
Then consider the competition.
The violation, details of which are confidential, means Peterson will miss Arizona's season opener against Detroit as well as games at Baltimore, home against Carolina and Seattle, at Cincinnati and a home game against Atlanta.
Peterson is a huge part of the Cardinals' defense, and will be missed immensely during his absence.
Adding a PED suspension to it doesn't help, and it's even more concerning that he was dinged for six games. It is unclear why the ban is for six games, as opposed to the standard four for a first-time offender. He will also be allowed to participate in all Cardinals preseason games and practices. He is one of his generation's best corners. His suspension might be the reason that hasn't happened yet.
Speaking of legacy, Peterson's Pro Bowl streak will come to an end.
Suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs automatically disqualify players to make the All-Star event.
Peterson, who is one of just 13 players to make the Pro Bowl in each of his first eight National Football League seasons, has started all 128 games since being drafted by the Cardinals in 2011.
Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson took a jab at Tom Brady during the Deflategate ordeal. "I communicated with Patrick".