Peterson a definite Hall of Famer says Dockett
Darnell Dockett is known for his outspoken ways. The Cardinals third round pick in 2004 has never been shy of the cameras, or about voicing his opinions. He’s always played with a chip on his shoulder, particularly because of the murder of his mother when he was a kid.
So it would come as no surprise to anyone and everyone who follow the Cardinals, or at least keeps an eye out for the weekly Dockett remark, that he has yet again made a bold statement.
When asked by media members what he thought of Patrick Peterson’s contract extension that would make the 24 year old the highest paid corner in the league, he responded quickly.
“He’ll definitely be a future Hall of Famer,” Dockett told reporters at Cardinals Camp in Glendale on Wednesday.
Dockett was continuously questioned about the Peterson deal, and every answer came out the same as the last.
“He’s definitely deserving of everything he has earned,” he said. “He’s one of the young leaders around here.
“He plays lights out. We knew the day would come. He’s one of those guys that’s humble and willing to prove to people that he’s the best corner in the league.”
While sometimes a young player who gets paid tends to slack off, Dockett does not believe that will be the case for Peterson.
“He came in the locker room after he signed and you couldn’t even tell that he signed for that much money, because he was like, ‘I’m just ready to go to work.'”
Fans around the league know just how quickly Peterson has become a star in the league. Whether it is his rookie season where he shined as a return man, to 2013 where he was used in just about every role imaginable, fans know that Peterson wants to be great. However, fans outside the team read the press clippings about a Peterson remark and believe he’s still young and immature.
They could not be more wrong. Since the day Peterson was drafted by Arizona, his main goal is to help a team that has struggled for decades with very little success, hoist the Lombardi trophy. That may be what every player says, but you can’t help but feel the sincerity in Peterson’s demeanor, whether it’s in a press conference, or watching him during training camp, Peterson is ready to help build success in the desert.
*All Quotes courtesy of arizonasports.com*
Phoenix Sports Kings Contributor Alex Mann @mannrotb