Adrian Peterson rumors: Reports say RB is interested in Raiders, Giants
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 02, 2017,
Mar 02, 2017, 19:17
- Adrian Peterson will become an unrestricted free agent on Thursday, March 9.
Both Peterson and Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman expressed interest in working out a deal before next week.
A torn meniscus caused Peterson, 31, to miss 13 games last season and he averaged just 1.9 yards per carry when he did play briefly previous year. There are concerns about Peterson's durability and injury history now, as he has only played in one full season since 2014.
Arguably the best running back of his generation, Peterson has tallied an unbelievable 11,747 rushing yards and 97 rushing touchdowns, along with 1,945 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns in 10 years with the team. Spielman said. "I believe in just putting everything up front and on the table".
During this year's playoffs, Peterson appeared on ESPN's "First Take."
"I understand addressing the offensive line is one of their main priorities this offseason". The Vikings have until March 9, then at that point, Peterson can sign with whomever he wants.
As things now stand, Bovada gives the Giants 5/1 odds of signing Peterson in free agency, which are the second-best odds in the National Football League, tied with the Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs, and behind only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3/1). In the meantime, I will explore my other options and see what path God leads me on.
Even teams that don't necessarily need a running back will consider adding Peterson. This is after the Minnesota Vikings opted to not exercise the $18-million option in the previous contract.
Signing Peterson will certainly come down to how much money he is willing to accept to play for another team.
TALK IS CHEAP: Would Adrian Peterson be a fit with Giants? It would also run the risk of Peterson not being able to recover from a severe injury at what's perceived to be an advanced age.
"I would think it's a dream team if he has an opportunity to be in the backfield with Aaron Rodgers", Nelson told the Pioneer Press.