Peterson and his new agent, Joel Segal, have discussed his future and what it’ll cost to keep him a Cardinal. They’re now waiting for the Cardinals to make the first move, Peterson said
“As soon as the GM [Steve Keim] and [director of football administration] Mike Disner , and all those guys want to start talking, we’re definitely wide open for it,” Peterson said.
The three-time Pro Bowl cornerback has a year left on his rookie contract and the Cardinals can exercise a club option for 2015. He’s slated to make $2.88 million next season but that can change if he signs a new, long-term deal. But if his camp and the Cardinals can’t agree on a new contract by the end of 2015, Arizona could franchise him twice. If that happens, Arizona could prolong making Peterson the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL until 2018.
That won’t sit well with Peterson, and most likely won’t happen. But then again, nothing’s guaranteed in this league.