Adrian Peterson Wants To Join The Packers

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Adrian Peterson is old

Yup. That guy is still out there. Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson played 2017 for the Saints and Cardinals. He didn’t do much with the Saints and they traded him to the Cardinals, who had lost David Johnson to injury.

Peterson ran for 529 yards, averaging 3.4 per carry, and two touchdowns. Not the sort of production he once posted. The Cardinals released Peterson after the season.

Of course, Peterson still wants to play. For who? There are a list of teams and Peterson listed the Green Bay Packers as one of them.

First of all, did you notice he mentioned St. Louis, which no longer has a team? Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

But yeah, we’re going to say the likelihood of the Packers signing Peterson as slim to none. Green Bay already has a crowded backfield with Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams, Ty Montgomery and DeVante Mays. There aren’t enough carries to go around the way it is.

If you look at bringing in Peterson as a sort of player/coach to mentor the young backs on the roster, then the Packers would likely have to get rid of one of them. That guy would certainly be Mays.

But what’s the point? Peterson hasn’t had a decent yards per carry average since 2015. He wouldn’t get many carries with the Packers and thus, may become a malcontent. Peterson likely still thinks he’s a top-tier back and he clearly isn’t.

We get it. Some of the all-time greats haven’t quite known when to hang it up. Peterson is probably going to be one of them. The league is likely going to make that decision for him. We doubt any team will bring Peterson in, much less the Packers.

That said, if for some reason it did happen, Vikings fans would shit. So, maybe just do it out of spite.


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15 Comments on "Adrian Peterson Wants To Join The Packers"

  1. PF4L

    It’s obviously a racial issue.

    Collusion if you will.

    There are 7 baby Mama’s who have lawyer’d up to file suit against the NFL with the help of DeMaurice Smith, for keeping A. Peterson from receiving a NFL paycheck.

    There is a planned 7 baby Mama march and protest scheduled to be held in front of NFL Headquarters, followed by a moment of unity with a 5 minute kneel.

  2. TyKo Steamboat

    I’m happy we signed a good locker room guy like Mercedes Lewis, now our focus should be 100% on Justin McCray, he filled-in well last season & can play 4 positions. Guy is a true bargain/steal!!!

        • PF4L

          Yea….i suppose they are different players, you really got me on that one.

          But they have one thing in common. They both are rated “poor” by PFF. Not below average, but poor.

          I’m not sure which player you are referring to as being a bargain/steal.

          The last time i heard a player was described as a bargain, was after Perry signed his deal, and i think it was you who said that.

          • TyKo Steamboat

            PFF is not the deity of the Packers

            McCray passes the eye-ball test. He played well for his” pay scale” last season, no doubt, especially considering he is an undrafted free agent with a chip on his shoulder as we got him off waivers fro the Arena league & he really only has a half of a season of wear on his wheels. Also, he knows the offense. A lot that PFF can’t take into consideration with that. I’d feel good but not great with him as a starting RG, but I’d rather he be a 6th man
            Heck, PFF’s ranking of him actually works in the Packers’ benefit.

            It doesn’t make any sense at all to compare a struggling Don Barclay to a solid Justin McCray because they both got thrown into fire because of injuries. That’s simply asinine & makes no sense

            & yes, I claim Nick Perry to be a bargain for the deal we signed him to a couple seasons ago. If he were a 4-3 DE where he belongs, as opposed to a 3-4 OLB misused in Capers’ scheme, we probably wouldn’t have been able to afford him. & pass rusher is a premium position which he might be best at on our roster along with his great size. Pettine won’t misuse Perry & the Packers won’t let McCray get away either.

          • PF4L

            Ok, slow your roll tiger…..

            The point i was making with Barclay was that he played different positions, unfortunately he just wasn’t any good at any of them. So it doesn’t matter that you can play all those positions, if you don’t bring value. If Barclay really brought value, he’d still be here. I wasn’t comparing McCray to Barclay. Maybe McCray develops into something, i don’t know. But i’ll know when/if i see it.

            As far as Nick Perry, you call him whatever you want, i call him the walking wounded.

            When you say Pettine won’t misuse Perry. Does that imply Perry won’t be on the injured list 14 out of 17 weeks? The scheme isn’t Perry’s problem, staying healthy is. Have you been following Perry’s history at all?

          • PF4L

            And yes you are correct, the Packers won’t let McCray get away. Not with the state of the right side of the line. Which tells you, what state the right side of the line is in right now. I think they want to give McCray a shot to start, if they don’t feel comfortable, they either bring back Evans or pick up a body at roster cutdown. Hell, he maybe their starting right tackle. No one knows….which is not how Championship caliber teams start camp.

          • TyKo Steamboat

            I see.

            The injures that I don’t like are the hamstrings & Thumb injures a’la Clay Matthews.

            Perry has had legitimate, freak injures unrelated to conditioning.
            He played with a club on his hand so I give him respect for that.

            I see him with talent like an Everson Griffin (prototype size) if used as a 4-3 DE. We had to pay him. If you’re looking for a bad contract, see: Cobb, Randall

  3. Ferris

    I’d rather have Brad Jones and Ahmad Carroll sign for $10M per year each, than have them sign this child beating ex Viking washed up asshole.

  4. Deepsky

    Aaron Jones was looking very good last year. Jamaal Williams wasn’t looking that great, but came on strong his last two games as his vision got a lot better. Devante Mays, I think the Packers were hiding him last year in the event the Packers made it to the playoffs, but its clear he has talent.

    I think the Packers are in pretty good shape for running backs.

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