Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is on the move
Adrian Peterson‘s final season with the Minnesota Vikings transpired 2016. Since his departure, Peterson has played for the New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, and the Washington Football Team. In a mostly unforeseen development, Washington cut ties with the inevitable Hall of Famer marking the loss of the team’s second notable halfback in the last several weeks. The Football Team cut running back Derrick Guice last month after some contemptible allegations surfaced involving the 23-year-old.
Ordinarily, for a man like Peterson, this would be the end of the line. He will be 36 years old next March, and that is far and away longer than most NFL running backs extend their careers. But men like Peterson and fellow statesman Frank Gore are lengthening the life expectancy of running backs, if recent history is any indicator.
To a degree, Peterson has been individually successful since he last put on a Vikings helmet. Since 2017, he ranks 13th in the NFL in rushing yards (2,469). He’s also been handed the football 618 times in these three seasons, which is the 10th-most carries in the business. He’s played in more football games than Aaron Rodgers, Carson Wentz, Aaron Jones, and Leonard Fournette since 2017.
Although Peterson’s latest contributions have occurred with non-playoff teams, he still has some production left to offer. He will not rejoin the Minnesota Vikings, but other teams around the league could be a match for his services.
In order of least-likely to most-likely, these are seven teams that could sign the longtime Minnesota Viking.