While a move to the desert hasn't been ruled out, the money involved makes swapping the All-Pro running back a "major problem," according to The MMQB's Peter King.
King spoke with a Cardinals source on Sunday night who painted the three years and $45 million remaining on Peterson's deal as an "absolute non-starter" with Arizona's front office.
King noted that trading for the soon-to-be-30 Peterson isn't a must for the Cardinals considering this year's tantalizing cast of draft-eligible running backs. Arizona picks at No. 24 and No. 55 overall and should have no problem finding help at those spots.
We haven't ruled out a Peterson trade just yet -- even to Arizona -- but teams are making it clear they aren't happy with the cash involved. Swapping Peterson for another high-priced veteran would help, but these type of deals are historically rare in the NFL.
Last week's trade frenzy aside, moving Peterson is easier said than done.