Former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has 'no plans of calling it quits'

Former Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson
Former Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson / Kirthmon F. Dozier via Imagn Content

Whenever Adrian Peterson decides to retire from the NFL, the former Minnesota Vikings running back will have a gold jacket waiting for him inside the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Peterson has had a legendary pro football career and everyone would completely understand if he wanted to call it a career. But according to a recent interview with the Star-Telegram's Clarence E. Hill Jr., the 38-year-old running back isn't ready to retire just yet.

Here's what Peterson had to say when he was recently asked about retirement.

"Mentally, I haven’t officially hung it up. We’ll see what happens. My mindset is, if God’s willing, maybe an opportunity presents itself, and maybe it happens this season. I’ll go from there. But [if] nothing happens this season, for sure, I will be hanging it up."

Former Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson still holding out hope to continue NFL career

At the very least, it seems like Peterson is starting to come to terms with the fact that his time in the league is likely over. The former Vikings running back would still like to play for an NFL team in 2023, but if no one gives him a call, then we could see him finally close the door on his career in the league.

Peterson hasn't appeared in an NFL game since Week 13 of the 2021 season when he was a member of the Seattle Seahawks. During that season, he spent time with both the Seahawks and Tennessee Titans, rushing for a total of 98 yards and two touchdowns in four games.

Is there any team in the NFL right now that is willing to give Peterson one final chance to play? He certainly hopes so.