Per multiple reports out there, three-time All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson is on the Arizona Cardinals' trade block. When a talent such as Peterson hits the trade market, almost every team will come in with an offer. Typically, the teams that give the best offers when dealing with this high-caliber of a player are the Super Bowl contenders, as they are willing to give up valuable pieces in order to get a better shot at winning it all for one year. The following three Super Bowl hopefuls should put in a call to Arizona immediately.
3. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers' window for another Super Bowl under Ben Roethlisberger is coming to a close. While the team still has Roethlisberger under center (he may retire at the end of the year), they should focus on bolstering their defense. So far this season, the Steelers' defense has given up the fourth-most passing yards in the NFL. Trading for Patrick Peterson would fix their pass defense woes almost instantly. With a better secondary and the return of Le'Veon Bell, the Steelers would have as good of a shot as any to win the Super Bowl.
2. Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs have remained undefeated solely because of their offense. In fact, their passing defense is ranked the worst in the entire league. Instead of playing in shootouts for the rest of the year, the Chiefs should trade for Patrick Peterson. Ever since Kansas City decided to trade away Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams, the Chiefs have been missing a star cornerback on their defense. With the Rams being the Chiefs' main competition for the best team in the NFL, Patrick Peterson may be just what the Chiefs need to put them over the top.
1. New England Patriots
The New England Patriots' lack of speed on the defensive side of the ball has caused them to lose two games this season already. A great remedy for a slow defense is a blazing fast corner like Patrick Peterson (4.34 40-yard dash). Peterson would replace Eric Rowe, who has been repeatedly picked on by opposing wide receivers. A cornerback duo of Peterson and Stephon Gilmore would virtually shut down the top two targets of every team New England faces. A lethal secondary is just what Tom Brady needs to add yet another ring to his resume.