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Should the LA Chargers pursue Patrick Peterson?
All of the things that I said in the previous slide should keep the LA Chargers from even being interested in pursuing Patrick Peterson. It just does not make sense to fix a problem on the roster with someone who is very similar to the source of the problem to begin with!
We can talk all offseason about his veteran presence and his potential to thrive in a new defensive in a new city in a new system just like we did with Harris last offseason. It is not going to happen. Cornerbacks have an extremely small window of success in the NFL and Peterson’s has already passed.
Could he be a decent cornerback somewhere? Sure. I am not saying that he should be out of the league. But the Chargers are not another team that needs to overpay for yet another veteran corner. This is a team that needs to inject much-needed youth at cornerback, which is what they should have done in the 2020 NFL Draft to begin with.
If Peterson has absolutely no suitors and signs with the Chargers on a minuscule contract to be a depth corner then sure, I would get that. But that is not going to happen. His namesake alone raises his price and Peterson is not going to want to go somewhere to be a depth corner.
Replacing Hayward with Peterson is like replacing a 1990 Hyundai with a 1991 Hyundai. Sorry to anyone out there that may still be driving a 1990 Hyundai, but if you are, you definitely aren’t in the market to upgrade to the same car but one year newer, right?
The LA Chargers need to just stay away from Patrick Peterson.