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.