Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Bryant did enough on Twitter to get himself more than 80,000 followers. He is using the platform to repeatedly spread rumors, the latest being that Patrick Peterson is on the move to the Kansas City Chiefs. He first tweeted about this potential trade a few weeks ago, with nothing coming of it. Now, Bryant has now doubled down on attempting to break this news with this tweet:
While Kansas City Chiefs fans would certainly applaud the move — their current outside cornerbacks include only Bashaud Breeland on a one-year contract and second-year unproven player Charvarius Ward — Bryant may be making some enemies if his predictions continue to come to nothing.
It has been widely reported that the Cardinals do not want to trade Peterson. This could be a move by Bryant (or by Peterson through Bryant) to push the issue and try to get the team to move toward a deal. Peterson himself has made some cryptic posts on social media that seem to suggest he is unhappy in Arizona, and even removed mentions of the Cardinals from his social media profile.
So this could be more Bryant fluff. Or it could be a situation of “where there is smoke, there is fire.” We should find out in the coming days or weeks.
If nothing else, Bryant is giving Chiefs fans something to hope for in this very quiet time in the NFL calendar.