Atlanta Falcons need to go get Patrick Peterson

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 26: An Atlanta Falcons helmet is seen during a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 26, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 26: An Atlanta Falcons helmet is seen during a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 26, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit

Atlanta Falcons would be insane to not pursue Patrick Peterson.

Matt Verderame has reported Patrick Peterson will likely not return to the Arizona Cardinals next season making him a free agent this offseason. The Falcons would be wise to add the former 5th overall pick to their roster to improve their secondary.

The 2020 offseason has gone extremely well for the Atlanta Falcons hiring Arthur Smith as their head coach and Terry Fontenot as their general manager.

Fontenot needs to do a great job of adding defensive talent for Dean Pees defense this offseason. They need to add a veteran corner to help their secondary and Patrick Peterson is the perfect fit.

The Atlanta Falcons corner situation was less than ideal this season with three players in their third season or less. Darqueze Denard did a great job as one of the veterans this season but the Atlanta Falcons still need to add another veteran corner.

Peterson would be a great fit on and off the field for the Falcons.

While Patrick Peterson is not what he once was, the Falcons secondary will still benefit from him greatly. Peterson is at a point in his career where he can help young corners and would help AJ Terrell would greatly benefit from his presence.

Another reason why the Falcons need to go get Patrick Peterson is to prevent him from going to a division rival, especially the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers are coming off a Super Bowl victory and are sure to go all in next season again with Tom Brady announcing he is returning next season. He played for both Bruce Arians and Todd Bowles when they were both with the Cardinals, so joining the Buccaneers would make total sense.

If Peterson reunites with Arians and Bowles the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could win back-to-back titles.

The Falcons need to do whatever it takes to sign Peterson this offseason. Keeping him away from the Buccaneers might be more important than adding him to the roster for the Falcons.

Next. UFA from Super Bowl teams that make sense for the Atlanta Falcons. dark

facebooktwitterreddit