Adrian Peterson wants to chase a Super Bowl with the Bucs in 2021

(Photo by Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports) Adrian Peterson
(Photo by Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports) Adrian Peterson /

Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wants to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defend their title next season.

A few weeks ago, former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson packed up his locker for the final time in the 2020 season as his 14th year in the NFL came to a close.

Peterson spent the 2020 campaign as a member of the Detroit Lions, who went on to finish the year with an unimpressive 5-11 record.

It was the fifth season in a row in which the former Vikings running back did not get the chance to participate in a playoff game. With his career in the league inching closer to the end, Peterson is tired of not playing the postseason year after year.

Former Minnesota Vikings running back wants to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021

Last weekend, Tom Brady continued to cement himself as an all-time legend when he helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.

Peterson watched this at home like millions around the country and it resulted in him having a desire to play for the Bucs next season. The former Minnesota running back recently talked to TMZ Sports about the possibility of suiting up for Tampa in 2021.

"“That would definitely be something I’m interested in. Playing with Tom Brady, that by itself is enticing. I don’t know what [the Bucs] are going to have going on next season, but if they want me to be a part of it, I’ll be a part of it for sure. Because I’m definitely trying to add a trophy to my resume.”"

Peterson is scheduled to be a free agent this year, so he will need to find a new team if he wants to continue his career in the NFL.

Coincidentally, Tampa only has two running backs under contract for next season, so there could be a spot for Peterson to fill if they’re interested in bringing him in.

The former Vikings running back has worked with current Bucs head coach Bruce Arians in the past when the two were both a part of the Arizona Cardinals in 2017. Would Arians be interested in working with Peterson again?

The former Minnesota running back certainly hopes he gets a chance to at least compete for a spot on Tampa’s 2021 roster because, at 35-years-old, he’s running out of time to win a ring before his career comes to a close.