Player 2 to target: Patrick Peterson, CB
Another name that was heavily connected to the Seahawks in the last off-season. Peterson has long been a thorn in the Seahawks side. He was a dominant corner with the Cardinals for a decade, which included 8 Pro-Bowls, and 3 All-Pro nods.
However, last season, he moved on to the Minnesota Vikings. He needed a fresh start on a new team. During his time with the Vikings, he was consistently put on an island with the opposing team’s most dynamic weapons.
Last season, he allowed a 58 percent completion rate to opposing receivers while accumulating an interception. His PFF grade game back solid, yet unspectacular at 63.0.
He may not be the best corner in the league anymore. However, he is more than serviceable. He also brings a lot of experience and veteran presence to a very young cornerback room. Don’t underestimate the kind of impact this can have. Shoot, look at Rashaad Penny’s breakout after Adrian Peterson came to town.
Give Peterson enough money that he feels respected without breaking the bank. A stop-gap contract for a year is likely the answer.
Projected contract: 1-year, $5.5 million