The 33-year old running back is going to try and give it another go. This time with the Washington Redskins.
Adrian Peterson signed a one-year deal with Washington on Monday. The Redskins approached Peterson probably after the team lost both backups. Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall both sustained leg injuries in the second game of the preseason. Neither one is expected to miss a lot of time.
Washington also lost out on projected starter Derrius Guice to an ACL tear in his left knee. The team still has both Rob Kelley and Chris Thompson.
Here are a few fun tweets:
Adrian Peterson is like one of those bands that was awesome in the 1990s, but is now playing fair grounds the opening of grocery stores.— Adam Rank (@adamrank) August 20, 2018
But you know what? I'm in.
Redskins fans rooting for Adrian Peterson.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 20, 2018
Vikings fans footing for Kirk Cousins.
Never say never in the NFL.
Jay Gruden: “We have guys here that can play.”— Fifty Gut Blog (@FiftyGutBlog) August 19, 2018
Adrian Peterson & Jamaal Charles: pic.twitter.com/aHfc2Y2g3j
In 2017, Peterson only participated in ten games and played with both New Orleans and Arizona. In his four games with the Saints, he rushed for 81 yards off of 27 carries. With the six games in Arizona, he rushed for 448 yards off of 129 carries and added two touchdowns.
Peterson was with Minnesota for ten seasons. During that time, he rushed for a near 12,000 yards off of almost 2,500 carries, while racking up 97 touchdowns. People may love him, people may hate him, but there is no doubt that he had a helluva campaign while with Minnesota.
The one memory that will always stick with me is watching AP against the Chargers in Minneapolis on November 4, 2007. Peterson broke the single-game rushing record that day. He ran for 296 yards off of 30 carries, while adding three touchdowns. Almost 11 years later and he still holds that crown.
If anyone is paying attention to him this season, pay attention to the 37-rushing yards he needs to surpass Jim Brown to be in the top-10 for all-time rushing leaders.
#Redskins are signing RB Adrian Peterson, sources tell me and @RapSheet. Peterson embarks on his 12th NFL season with his fourth team. Needs 37 rushing yards to pass Jim Brown and crack the top 10 all time. Can do it quickly in Washington.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 20, 2018