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.
Well, at least we don’t have to hear about this saga anymore.
The packers are serious super bowl contenders? Who did they sign/draft?
Since you never know with those 3 Stooges running the team I’m glad I know now for certain I don’t have to live with such horror.
Plenty of kids in that shithole swamp to beat. Bunches of women to impregnate too.
$7 mil for two years ain’t bad at all. Not sure how bad his knee is, or how much potential he has left, but you would think he would be an upgrade to our run game, or at least add depth and value.