Jan 3, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) reaches for a pass against Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) during the fourth quarter in the 2014 NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
He is entering his 5th season in the NFL, and is coming off a year that was not his best. Patrick Peterson announced in the offseason that he had diabetes and was suffering from low energy in the 2014 season.
It was a season where he played in every game, had one sack, 50 tackles, three interceptions, and a touchdown. But you could tell something was not right when Peterson was losing receivers on their routes and seemed sluggish late in games. Peterson is heading into the 2015 season looking healthier and more determined to have a season similar to 2012, where he had seven interceptions and looked to be a cornerback we all know he can be.
No, Peterson is not Richard Sherman; he is better…. in a different way. Peterson will still cover the number one receiver every game and will look to be more aggressive going after the ball.