Adrian Peterson was preparing himself for a team to call him during the offseason before Derrius Guice tore his ACL on August 9th in the Redskins first preseason game against the New England Patriots. Peterson was brought in with several other free agent running backs, and blew everyone away with his workout. From that day on, he has been the Redskins #1 RB, and has surprised a lot of people this season with his performance.
Peterson has already moved up several career achievement lists this year for touchdowns and yards. He’s becoming a trivia question for performance by a RB at his age. With one game to go, Peterson has rushed for 1.042 yards and 7 TDs, and has caught 20 passes for 208 yards and 1 TD. AP has been a huge part of the Redskins offense this season when everything else around him seemed to be falling apart.
Running back Adrian Peterson said for the second time this month that he'd like to return to Washington. He also said "you're blind" if you don't think he has a lot left. pic.twitter.com/oE8cErq6IY— John Keim (@john_keim) December 27, 2018
Peterson says he would like to return to Washington next season. This is something that has been discussed numerous times here, and other places. The Redskins drafted Derrius Guice in the 2nd round this year to be the guy, but that plan was put on hold early in the season.
“I would love to come back here and finish off on a better note,” Peterson said. “We have a great group of guys here -- all the adversity we’ve faced this year and how guys have responded. To come to work and really stay focused shows a lot about this team, this locker room, coaches as well. ... That’s something I would love to be a part of.”
Will Peterson be happy sharing a backfield with Guice who was drafted to be a 3 down RB? Peterson says it won’t be an issue, and “It’s always good to have a couple good backs, and have different styles.” He also says he has invited Guice to work out with him and Trent Williams in Houston during the offseason.
”I feel it can work,” Peterson said. “It’s always good to have a couple backs in there with the different styles. Obviously, CT is more a third-down back; he can run the ball as well. So having two guys that can pound the ball and have a no-plays-off mentality if it’s that type of game plan, why not?”
Adrian Peterson played like a man possessed and looking to prove a point this season. He will be 34 next year, and believes he’s still got a lot left. The Redskins were able to sign him to a 1 year veteran minimum contract this year. How much will he cost next year, and should the Redskins bring him back to share the backfield with Derrius Guice next season?
Should the Redskins re-sign Adrian Peterson?
This poll is closed
Hail yeah! He was the Offensive MVP
Yes, if he’s cheap again
No, we have Guice
No, he’s not worth it next season.