Adrian Peterson thinking about playing five more years

AP

After a bit of a wait following his departure from the Vikings, running back Adrian Peterson signed a two-year deal with the Saints this offseason.

The 32-year-old doesn’t want that to be the final contract he signs as an NFL player. Peterson was at a charity softball game benefitting Steve Gleason’s charity on Wednesday, which meant the No. 37 was in his line of sight when he was asked how much longer he wanted to play in the NFL.

Peterson said 37 is “a good number,” which would mean that he’d be suiting up for five more seasons in a league that has long seen 30 as a scary number for players at his position.

“I’d be lying to you say it doesn’t give you a chip [on your shoulder]. Especially being a competitor,” Peterson said, via the New Orleans Advocate. “It’s not my main focus. It’s something that drives you a little bit. After 30, because it was the same back then. ‘Oh, he’s 30.’ Then I ended up leading the league in 2015. Same thing the next year. Stuff will continue to repeat itself until I finish.”

Before Peterson can think about playing at 37, he’ll need to make sure someone wants him when he’s 33. Doing so will take a healthier and more productive season than he had in 2016 and the word around the Saints has been that Peterson is showing the ability to handle the productive part. Health is harder to predict, but it will be essential to any extended stay in the league.

52 responses to “Adrian Peterson thinking about playing five more years

  1. My prediction is he won’t be very good this year and will probably be cut.
    It’s a 100% certainty he’s out of the league in 2 years.

  2. If anybody RB could do this it would be him, having said that, he won’t do it…in the next couple of years, all that pounding will take its toll.

  3. Playing what? Parcheesi? His best days as a RB in the NFL are clearly behind him. He’s shown that the last two years. Seriously, now that he’s not playing in Minnesota anymore, I have no desire to just poke fun at him. I’m just looking at stats.

  4. I’m thinking about marrying Mika Kunis. I’d say we have about the same odds, me and Adrian….

  5. 37? Ain’t gonna happen. Even if he could hold onto the ball, and block, and generally concentrate more on football than begetting a dozen more illegitimate children and still forgetting where the funds of his “charity” foundation went.

  6. I’m thinking about winning the lottery in the next five years, too – but it ain’t gonna happen. This guy seems to get dumber each day.

  7. Based on the last few seasons, if he does play to 37, it means he will only have “played” 2.5-3.5 more seasons and sat out getting paid for long stretches.

  8. “If anybody RB could do this it would be him”

    RBs like Marcus Allen have done that. Frank Gore at 34 is currently the closest among active players.

  9. LeBron is thinking about winning four straight against the Warriors also.

    Actually, I think LeBron winning four straight against the Warriors is more realistic than Adrian playing five more years.

  10. Ya, it’s delusional of him to say 5 more years but I blame on the drinking water in Minneapolis. Its seems to produce delusional thinking across a wide spectrum of the local population with their annual predictions of Superbowl wins.

    As long as Peterson comes out of the gate with 200 plus yards in his first game, I’ll be happy with that.

  11. He played the #2 run defense (Tennessee) and #8 (Green Bay) in the first two games before he got hurt. That’s tough with one of the worst Offensive Lines in the League.

    Dude runs with a chip on his shoulder and should be fresh as a rotational back in New Orleans with Ingram and Kamara..Not saying he’s playing ’til 37, but there’s not too many DB’s that wanna meet this guy in the open field.

  12. In Minnesota, we got used to Adrian saying these kinds of things this time of year.

    “I’m going to play until I’m 40.”

    “I’m going to rush for 2,500 yards.”

    “I’m going to dedicate myself to improving in the passing game.”

    “I’m going to stop fumbling.”

    It’s so nice to see another fanbase have to deal with this nonsense.

  13. The Phantom Stranger says:
    Jun 8, 2017 11:13 AM
    In Minnesota, we got used to Adrian saying these kinds of things this time of year.

    “I’m going to play until I’m 40.”

    “I’m going to rush for 2,500 yards.”

    “I’m going to dedicate myself to improving in the passing game.”

    “I’m going to stop fumbling.”

    It’s so nice to see another fanbase have to deal with this nonsense.
    ________________________

    Don’t forget 2014’s…

    “Im going to take my first carry of the year for a touchdown.”

    Pretty sure it was maybe a yard or two?

  14. I’m thinking about golfing on the PGA Tour. Only problem is I shot an 85 this week.

    It appears “thinking about” and “ability to do” are pretty different, Adrian.

  15. The strange phantom says: it’s so nice to see another fan base have to deal with this nonsense.
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    Everyone on here knows last year at this time you were sitting in front of your screen ready to explode into a fit of multiple Os over every word uttered by AP.

  16. well, could be Marcus Allen 2.0.

    Best of luck AP. and with how little he could be used in a pass first offense you never know. he doesn’t have to carry the team, that’s brees’ job.

  17. I’m not really all that bummed he’s gone, but he just doesn’t look right in Saints’ colors. Just like Lord Favre looked weird in purple.

  18. Ungrateful Viking fans still hating about that NFL Championship game loss to the Saints. Apparently AP was already signed by my Saints and helped us with the gift of having butter fingers. He will personally beat you guys again in Week 1. Thanks AP!

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