1. Houston Texans
Adrian Peterson played football at Palestine High School before his jump to the collegiate level at the University of Oklahoma. Palestine, Texas, is about two hours from downtown Houston.
This would be a fitting homecoming for Peterson if this is indeed his final stop. Although the way Peterson talks, he could play until the next worldwide pandemic takes place.
The Texans notched the NFL’s 9th-best rushing yards total in 2019. Then, they cut ties with their leading rusher, Carlos Hyde, in favor of former Arizona Cardinals tailback David Johnson. It came at a hefty price. The Texans dealt game-changing wideout, DeAndre Hopkins, to Arizona for Johnson and some draft picks.
David Johnson and Adrian Peterson were teammates for a minute in Arizona. The Texans consistently utilize a hodgepodge of running backs under head coach Bill O’Brien, and it usually works quite well.
In Houston, Peterson could receive a considerable amount of touches, contend for a Super Bowl, and finally play football close to home.
Houston is the frontrunner, at least in theory.