Time to Take Peterson

Peterson doesn't make sense? Tell that to the Colts and Steelers.

Adrian Peterson is the man for the Cardinals. He's young, talented, and while Edgerrin James is still the man, how much longer is he going to be? Ken Wisenhunt has a system that flourishes with multiple backs, and frankly the Cardinals need another. The Bears used two backs, the Steelers have, the Colts won the Super Bowl with two backs. The time of the ‘featured back' is running out, and Adrian Peterson is that ‘other back' that the Cards need. Why trade down and take two players who you're unsure of, when you could take one player with incredible upside, and very few flaws?

If the Cardinals handle this situation correctly, it should be an awfully long time before they have a top five pick again, if they handle it wrong, they could be back here next year, and the year after that, and the year after that. Joe Thomas has gone fishing (literally), let's hope the Cardinals front office doesn't do the same thing.


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