Adrian Peterson Signs With New Orleans For Some Reason
If you had dreams of the Green Bay Packers adding former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to their questionable backfield, you can put those to rest.
Peterson officially joined the New Orleans Saints on a two-year, $7 million deal. And that makes even less sense than Peterson joining the Packers.
The Packers were plenty interested in the aging star, but not in his salary demands. Although it looks like a pretty modest deal in New Orleans, the Packers were content to wait Peterson out until after the draft. In that case, they most likely would have filled their running back hole with a draft pick.
What makes New Orleans an even more questionable destination than Green Bay is pretty simple. Both teams have high-powered passing attacks where the running game is secondary. However, the Saints have a clearly-established No. 1 ball carrier in Mark Ingram. That means Peterson will finish his career as a backup.
With the Packers, he at least would have had an opportunity to split carries with Ty Montgomery.
He also would have had a chance to compete for a Super Bowl. The Saints seem pretty far from that.
But no one every accused Adrian Peterson of being smart. He overvalued himself when free agency began and this likely became his only option at some point.
To think, both the Packers and Patriots were interested in Peterson at one time. And now you’re a Saint.