After his $18 million option was declined last week by the Minnesota Vikings, running back Adrian Peterson is set to become a free agent.
One of the latest rumors is that he just might be willing to take a pay cut to land with the New England Patriots, in hopes of obtaining a Super Bowl ring.
“A source close to Peterson told the Herald that since AP has already earned a ton – more than $97 million in his career – it’s certainly something he’d consider,” says Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, “Peterson knows how it worked out for Darrelle Revis and Chris Long. But naturally, there will be a lot of teams in the mix, including the Vikings. And, of course, the Pats would have to bring in an aging back with an injury history, not to mention baggage.”
And after recent reports that the Patriots are preparing to lose LeGarrette Blount in free agency, would this mean that Peterson would be a good fit?
Of course, he can add strength and power to the backfield, as he recently led the NFL with 1,485 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in the 2015 season, but he is also coming off of a season where he only played three games due to a knee injury.
It will surely be interesting to see how free agency plays out and where he ends up. Gotta love this time of year.