Adrian Peterson Seems Unlikely To End Up With Packers
Most of us are pretty ho hum about the whole prospect at this point. That is, the Green Bay Packers potentially signing former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
The Packers do have (or did have) some interest in Peterson, but Peterson appears to be overvaluing his worth. We last left it here. Either Peterson would lower his asking price, which would interest the Packers greatly, or we’d see what the draft brings.
It now appears everyone is content to see what the draft brings.
Barring a dramatic shift, Adrian Peterson is not expected to have a deal with prior to the draft. Teams involved will continue to monitor.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 13, 2017
And that, folks, probably takes the Packers out of the running.
Green Bay currently has three backs on their roster — Ty Montgomery, Christine Michael and Don Jackson. They have been active in meeting with or working out a number of draft-eligible backs. At the combine, the Packers told Wisconsin Badgers running back Corey Clement they may end up drafting two backs.
All of this is to say, we’d find extremely surprising if the Packers didn’t draft a running back later this month and then sign one or two more as undrafted free agents.
In other words, once the draft passes, it seems highly unlikely that there would even be a spot for Adrian Peterson on the Packers’ roster.
This looks like a calculated risk by Peterson. And if you know anything about him, you know he isn’t too bright. So there you go.