New Steelers cornerback Patrick Peterson is here to finish his career.
“I wanted to be a part of a storied franchise and what better franchise that you would want to be with than the Pittsburgh Steelers,” said Peterson who knows he’s in the twilight of his career.
He also said he wasn’t the Steelers were interested in him, saying he spoke with the Steelers last year.
He’s also familiar with the organization thanks to his cousin, former Steeler corner Bryant McFadden and everything he heard from him.
When the 2023 season start, Peterson will be 33-years-old, but he doesn’t expect his age to be a factor. He also says Coach Mike Tomlin is a big reason he is now in black and gold.
“I felt like I defiantly have a lot left in the tank, I can provide a lot to whatever team I was going to land on, but I felt like this was the best fit for me just because what coach (Tomlin) can do for my career as a DB,” said Peterson,
Peterson also talked about his willingness to do whatever it takes to make himself and the team better.
Peterson had five interceptions last season with Minnesota, his most since he had seven in his second season.
He says simply being able to see the ball, pointing out 28 of his interceptions have been when he back was against the quarterback and last year, he was able to backpedal and see the quarterback the whole time.
“I can do it all, I haven’t been in the league for 13 years because I wasn’t good at just one thing,” said Peterson.