Eagles stars make public pitches to three-time NFL All-Pro on Twitter

Patrick Peterson #7, Minnesota Vikings (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
Patrick Peterson #7, Minnesota Vikings (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

Social media has its advantages. Sure, you have to steer clear of the anonymous threats, but for many of us, we’ve connected with family and friends that we haven’t seen or heard from in a while. We’ve also made new friends. Then, there’s the really cool stuff. Social media has given us inside access to the Philadelphia Eagles and so many other things that we’re interested in.

There’s nothing like getting the news 15 minutes before it pops up on ESPN or the NFL Network, and nothing says ‘interesting’ like Darius Slay‘s Twitter account. If you’re ever looking for entertainment, Big Play is always worth a glance (or three).

Don’t be surprised if Patrick Peterson winds up in some Eagles-related conversations.

Speaking of social media, here’s something that many of us also first saw on the Twitter platform. The Eagles added an EDGE star that they desperately needed. That’s good, right?

Haason Reddick has given the Birds the upgrade they needed over the likes of Derek Barnett and Ryan Kerrigan, and he’s had no problem fitting in. Now, after being on the job for less than a week, he’s already joined Big Play Slay on the recruiting trail.

They’ve made their pitch to a three-time First-team All-Pro, Patrick Peterson. Recently, Peterson joined NFL Network for an episode of Total Access, and here’s some of what he had to say.

"I really love what Minnesota’s doing… I’d like to stay because I’ve been around that locker room. I know how those guys operate, but other than that, just looking around, Kansas City I don’t think would be a bad match spot. I don’t know what Dallas has opposite (of Trevon) Diggs, I know they have some young corners over there. I thought Tampa would be in the mix, but they signed (Carlton) Davis back, so I knew that was out of the picture. I think Philly is a good fit, I like some of the things they do… It’s a lot of teams out there that say they have interest, but money talks."

Slay and Reddick wasted no time in reaching out. Take a look.

In addition to the aforementioned All-Pro nods, Peterson has been named to eight Pro Bowl rosters. One must be concerned that it doesn’t seem, by his comments, that the Birds were his top choice. It kind of sounds like he’s looking at alternatives now because other potential opportunities didn’t work out, but you never know.

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Perhaps the most important thing to consider is this. Sure, he’s a member of the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team, but none of those eight Pro Bowl nods came after 2018.

Peterson is 31 years old now, and he’ll turn 32 before the next regular season begins. That’s almost ancient for a cornerback at the professional level, but on the other hand, if Peterson is still an upgrade over the recently-departed Steven Nelson and everything the Eagles have at the position, this may be worth looking into.