Adrian Peterson should follow the lead of Tom Brady
By Adam Patrick
Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should announce his retirement from the NFL just as Tom Brady did on Wednesday.
Week 13 of the 2021 season is the last time we saw former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson get snaps in an NFL game. Peterson was a member of the Seattle Seahawks at the time, and during a win over the San Francisco 49ers, he rushed for 16 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries.
Peterson only appeared in four games during the 2021 season. One was that Week 13 contest for Seattle and the other three appearances came earlier in the campaign as a member of the Tennessee Titans.
Since then, Peterson hasn’t been given another opportunity to continue his career in the NFL. But as a player who will be turning 38 in March, it’s probably best if he just closes the door on his tenure in the league.
Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should retire from the NFL like Tom Brady
On Wednesday, legendary quarterback Tom Brady announced his retirement from the NFL with a short video message on his social media accounts. Brady, who retired briefly during the 2022 offseason, claimed in the video that he is retiring from the league “for good” this time.
Peterson, who has said in the past that he would like to remain in the NFL until he’s 40-years-old, should follow the lead of the future Hall-of-Fame quarterback and formally announce his retirement from the league.
It is possible that the former Minnesota running back might have already quietly retired from the NFL and we just haven’t heard anything about it.
Former Arizona Cardinals superstar receiver Larry Fitzgerald retired recently and he didn’t do it at a press conference or make any sort of formal announcement. The public recognition from leaving the league just isn’t something that every player desires to have.
Now, Peterson did say last year that when he does eventually retire, he would like to do it as a member of the Vikings. So instead of attempting to continue a career in the NFL that was finished multiple years ago, the legendary running back should just sign a one-day contract with Minnesota at some point this offseason and officially announce his retirement.