Whether you call him “AP” for his initials or “AD” for his childhood nickname “all day” there is one place future Hall Of Fame running back Adrian Peterson he wants to play next season.
TB—as in Tampa Bay.
This after the 35-year-old running back said yesterday that he wants to sign with a contender in 2021 after spending the 2020 campaign with the Detroit Lions and that he has a specific destination in mind—with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“That would definitely be something I’m interested in,” Peterson says. “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 résumé.
I’m guessing if that’s going to happen Peterson will really have to want to play with the TB12 because the Bucs may not be able to sign him to a big contract as they have to re-sign Leonard Fournette, Chris Godwin, Lavonte David, Shaquil Barrett and Rob Gronkowski, among others.
And I have to figure they are willing to pay a lot more to a running back like Fournette who has ten years less wear and tear on his 26-year-old frame.
So, yeah, signing a soon-to-be 36-year-old Peterson over Fournette wouldn’t make much sense.
Slightly less sense than signing a 35-year-old one like the Lions did last season.
- The joke at the end may not be fair to AP as he had a solid 2020 campaign, running for 604 yards and seven touchdowns with 12 catches for 101 yards. If he doesn’t land with the Bucs, another contending team will take a chance on him in what I guess would be an incentive laden deal.
Source: NBC Sports