Ever since mid-way through the 2018 season, there has been a lot of smoke surrounding the Chiefs acquiring All Pro corner Patrick Peterson through a trade. However, there has been seemingly no fire generating that smoke. Time and time again rumors have swirled that the Chiefs were in deep talks with the Cardinals regarding a trade, and time and time again there has been no substance to them. Days before the 2019 NFL Draft twitter was in a flurry over the sudden development of a Patrick Peterson to KC trade, except it was Frank Clark the team was really trading for.
Throughout the entirety of the draft Chiefs fans were waiting for the news of the trade to be announced, but it never came. That has done little-to-nothing to slow the trade rumors however. With the Chiefs not selecting a corner early in the draft, and the depth on the roster not appearing to be a drastic improvement over where it was a year ago, many are still assuming that a Patrick Peterson trade must be imminent.
The hype and excitement isn’t even limited to Chiefs fans, as even those who cover the Cardinals agree that the trade just makes too much sense not to happen. The Chiefs are “Super Bowl or Bust” while the Cardinals like it or not are in a rebuilding year, and moving Peterson to a contender with two years remaining on his contract would be how a class act organization would treat a beloved veteran.
Unfortunately for Chiefs fans, the fact remains that through all the rumors we have yet to be given the slightest glimmer of hope that there has been any legitimate interest from the team in trading for Peterson. For all the tweets and articles written about how the trade would make sense for all parties involved, at the end of the day there’s only one thing we really know:
The Patrick Peterson to Kansas City rumor has no substance, I’m told.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) April 23, 2019
Sometimes the thing you want most is just not in the Cards.