Adrian Peterson “fully healthy,” waiting for a chance

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Free agent Adrian Peterson wants a chance, and the running back wants the Saints to know he would “definitely listen” if they called after Mark Ingram‘s suspension.

Peterson told Tom Pelissero of NFL Media that he is “fully healthy,” with three doctors having cleared him following his season-ending neck injury.

Peterson has posted workout videos on social media, hoping they will help him get a job.

Peterson, 33, has played only 13 games over the past two seasons. He has 541 carries the past four seasons, gaining 2,161 yards and 13 touchdowns.

In his career, Peterson has 12,276 yards and 99 touchdowns.

56 responses to “Adrian Peterson “fully healthy,” waiting for a chance

  1. Physically, he can still play some ‘good’ football. Not elite, not great, good. He probably has some greatness left in him.

    The truth is, his game never evolved. He is not good at pass-pro, he is not good at catching, and he is not a return guy. He is an elite fumbler, and has neither the speed, or change of direction twitch he once had.

    On top of this, he has a bad attitude if he is not ‘the guy.’ He is such a legend; people look up to him and will follow his lead. If he undermines a coach, a whole piece of the locker room could crumble.

    Teams are willing to put up with Divas and the occasional off-field issues if they are compensated with on field production.

    Add to that he still thinks he is worth (speculating) $5M+, is injury prone, and takes bad advice from his ‘advisors’.. It is just too much.

    He should have taken a page from the GOAT, and not follow the TO route.

    Oh, and he is a kid beater.

  2. Green Bay will sign him because they have nothing but garbage at the RB position. Their #1 RB is a WR for jeepers sake!
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    You’d think someone who spends as much time talking about the Packers as you do would know more about the team….

  3. Even though I’m a Lions fan and have watched AP kill us year after year, I’ve always respected the hell out of the dude. He’s probably in the top 5 of my favorite RB’s ever to watch play.

    But with that being said, it’s time to hang em up. His time has passed and he’s not really doing anything but tarnishing his legacy. This is a young man’s game.

  4. Remember when EVERYONE thought that he was going to break Emmit Smith’s rushing Record?
    No One Ever WIll! P E R I O D ! Yes the record is history, like our Championships, just like the Patriots Championships and the Giants and the soon to be Eagles…and your point is what? Does saying something is history make it feel like it was never accomplished? Takes away from it some how? Records and Rings boys. Gold and Diamond Rings …. I will take 5 any day over 1 (ONE) Newer ring that doesnt shine brighter then 5…. Not Ever. Everyday after today is history. And you play the game for a RING A Championship, so dont say well how many playoffs have you won the past 10 years…. WHO CARES. IF you DONT wint the Super Bowl Your A Loser as Well! F A C T !

  5. I find it funny that people say All Day is a fumbler. I’d suggest you educate yourself before putting silly comments on the internet. A little insight….there’s multiple hall of fame running backs that have a good number of fumbles more than AP.

  6. Unfortunately, the market for 2 down aging RB’s who can’t catch or block is down right now. His constant whiffing of on coming pass rushers ended Carson Palmers career. Can’t imagine a team trusting him.

  7. AP may be the least self-aware player in the NFL. His situation is now just kind of sad.

  8. I am a Vikings fan and enjoyed watching AP do some pretty incredible things. All the talk about fumbles is valid. All the talk about catching the football is BS. They used to line him up in the slot and he would give slot corners fits and scored numerous times in that regard. Put him in a system on a team that has a solid line and give him 15 caries a game. Bet he gets a thousand yards. He was not used appropriately in N.O. or AZ. Just sayin’. I never cared for the Diva crap either, but who, other than Eric Dickerson could run so far. And AP did it coming back from and ACL injury behind one of the most pathetic downfield offenses of all time. Teams put eight and nine in the box and he still went off for eight yards short of the record. He is a physical freak. Put in the right system, he could at least contribute positively. Like him or not, he is one of the top backs of all time. Almost 13,000 yards says that.

  9. bspurloc says:

    May 10, 2018 at 10:19 pm

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    only 99 TD’s in his career?!?!
    that seems really low

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    He played 8 seasons for the Vikings in which he played 12 games or more. He had 97 TDs. That’s 12 TDs a season. His best season he ran for 18 and he led the league in RTDs with 11 in 2015. Since 2013 only 1 RB has more than 13 RTDs, Blount with 18 in 2016.

  10. he is not all the way washed up. he had 2 100 yard games last year when given the opportunity. he shouldve stayed on the saints. we lost several games when kamara/ingram were either off their game or knocked out the game. he shoulda stayed with us and waited for the opportunity to ball out in meaningful games rather than join the sinking ship cardinals.

  11. He cant handle the workload he use to, his running style, inuries, and age have all caught up to him.

    He did fumble a lot, and not that fumbles can occur at a good time, it always seemed to be late in games while trying to run out the clock. I also feel that APs catching was so so, maybe later on in his career he got better, but with injuries, suspensions and bouncing around I don’t really remember, but so many great talented RBs are use to just getting the rock handed to them in college they never develop the hands.

  12. No no no no no no, he doesn’t do well in a time share, they don’t need that distraction

    haansel82 says:
    May 10, 2018 at 8:12 pm
    I had rather have him in Philly competing over Matt Jones

  13. calizcowboyz says:
    May 10, 2018 at 9:11 pm
    WHO CARES. IF you DONT wint the Super Bowl Your A Loser as Well! F A C T !
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    Nick Foles couldn’t agree more. Brady & the Pats are losers now. Nobody cares about history because it’s in the past. Everyone knows it’s a “what have you done for me lately” league and all Brady has done lately is fumble away a chance to win. Time to move on from the cheating ways of your crynasty.

  14. calizcowboyz says:
    May 10, 2018 at 9:11 pm
    WHO CARES. IF you DONT wint the Super Bowl Your A Loser as Well! F A C T !
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    Talking about past Cowboys or Patriots wins is like calling Joe Flacco elite because he was a superbowl MVP. Nobody cares what happened in the past.

  15. Fully healthy and waiting for what? This guy has to be one of the most delusional, least self-aware athletes I’ve ever seen! A.P., it’s ‘OVER’!

  16. purpleguy says:
    May 10, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    AP may be the least self-aware player in the NFL. His situation is now just kind of sad.
    __________________
    “Oh yeah, hold my beer.”
    — Colin Kaepernick

  17. purpleguy says:
    May 10, 2018 at 10:29 pm
    AP may be the least self-aware player in the NFL. His situation is now just kind of sad.

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    Not to quibble, but doesn’t he have to actually be in the NFL to be considered least self-aware player in the NFL?

  18. Wow!

    Hate is alive and well in America.

    AP is one of the all time great backs to ever play the game.

    Why all the anger, everyone?

  19. As a Vikings fan I’ll always love AP. Years 2010-2013 were some of the worst years Vikings fans had to endure. We dealt with a hangover year in 2010, and a broken down Favre, followed by the Mcnabb experience, we had Christian Ponder as our QB for some of the year, we had a defense that was ageing, and on top of that the Packers were at their height of power. They dominated us in those years. Really the only reason to turn on the TV some Sunday’s was to see what Adrian Peterson would. Even if we loss the game (which we did many times), seeing him come on the screen and do the amazing things he did, made football enjoyable even through a down time for the club.

    That said, just sign your $1 deal with the Vikings and retire. Your pass your prime and on top of that the type of running back he is doesn’t belong in the NFL anymore. Teams throw to their running backs more, run out of the shotgun and they have to block on 3rd. Thanks for the good times Adrian but you should just call it quits.

  20. He’s still a freakish athelete, he can still run, not at the 2012 level but probably still has better breakaway speed than most backs out there.

    There are a few problems, though, and perception is killer. While on the Saints, they had a committee, and it became clear that their mixing backs worked better than leaning on him, and then he started bitching about not getting enough carries, essentially putting himself over the team. In his last year in Minnesota, where he had the miniscus tear, they desperately could have used him, but he opted for a surgical option that essentially kept him out all year, trying to set up his next contract. I do get that he can only play so long and there are valid medical reasons for the long run vs the short run, but the perception again was he was not putting the team first. Then, while he was out, he made some comments about the vikings being ungrateful and so on, this after they stood by him the entire year he got himself suspended and paid him the full amount which by the way was as the highest paid running back in NFL history, and then gave into his demands and gave him an extension before 2015. And then he felt the club was disrespecting him.

    I do hope he finds a place to finish his career well.

  21. Liberalsruineverything says:
    May 10, 2018 at 8:09 pm
    The most feared back in history, that’s a fact!

    LOL, don’t think so!

    Signed: Jim Brown and Earl Campbell

  22. Peterson’s rushing averages over the last 4 seasons: 540 YDS/4.0 YPC/3.25 TD’s. He’s 33 and likely done, but some rushing-needy team might take a chance on him, and bring him in for a look on a no or low-risk deal.

  23. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 10, 2018 at 7:58 pm
    Green Bay will sign him because they have nothing but garbage at the RB position. Their #1 RB is a WR for jeepers sake! 🤡
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    ……..and this concerns you, why? Are you sure you’re not just trying to pick an unnecessary fight?

  24. Peterson is the equivalent of an NBA PF that can’t shoot. The game is different now and doesn’t fit his skill-set anymore. Old RBs have to be able to catch out of the backfield and make things happen in space. Peterson can do neither. Also, last year proved his body can’t take the wear and tear of an NFL season anymore. He needs to realize his career is over, humble himself and retire. He’s only doing damage to his legacy at this point.

  25. Best running back Vikings ever had, first ballot HOF, Should retire

  26. calizcowboyz says:
    May 10, 2018 at 9:11 pm
    Remember when EVERYONE thought that he was going to break Emmit Smith’s rushing Record?
    No One Ever WIll! P E R I O D ! Yes the record is history, like our Championships, just like the Patriots Championships and the Giants and the soon to be Eagles…and your point is what? Does saying something is history make it feel like it was never accomplished? Takes away from it some how? Records and Rings boys. Gold and Diamond Rings …. I will take 5 any day over 1 (ONE) Newer ring that doesnt shine brighter then 5…. Not Ever. Everyday after today is history. And you play the game for a RING A Championship, so dont say well how many playoffs have you won the past 10 years…. WHO CARES. IF you DONT wint the Super Bowl Your A Loser as Well! F A C T

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    You alright man?

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