Adrian Peterson, Washington “going back and forth on numbers”

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Washington and Adrian Peterson are “going back and forth on numbers” for a new deal, Peterson told Julie Donaldson of NBC Sports Washington on Thursday.

The sides are trying to figure out terms that work for both. But Peterson wants to return to Washington for 2019 and Washington wants Peterson to return for 2019, so they have a mutual interest in getting a deal done.

Peterson, who turns 34 in March, is scheduled to become a free agent next month. He didn’t sign his one-year deal for 2018 with Washington until Aug. 20, waiting until just before the season.

He ended up with his first 1,000-yard season since 2015 with 1,042 yards and averaged 4.2 yards per carry.

Washington also will see the return of Derrius Guice from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

13 responses to “Adrian Peterson, Washington “going back and forth on numbers”

  1. Give the man 5 yr 65 million with 60 million being guaranteed!!!! Forget the 1yr deals…… adrian Peterson is the Real G.O.A.T…..not brady

  2. didn’t he say he would have come back and played for free? kind of sounds like a vet min deal, no?

  3. Who knows how great of a player this man may have been if not for his off the field troubles and what seems to be his unwillingness to become better at blitz pickups and route running out of the backfield while also working on his hands ~ Personal I think AP would have easily caught Emmitt Smith for the rushing title but he could also have been the best 3 down RB of modern times ~

  4. 2 year contract with extension option.
    Run 2 back sets with Guice/AP. Put those two on the field at the same time. Let Chris Thompson spell.

  5. Is there a contender out there in need of a good RB? That’s where AP needs to look. The Redskins are going to stink next year.

  6. Just pay the man. He deserves it . Give him a 2 year deal. He could be a great boost for guice and the young backs . Plus he still got plenty in the tank and could still be a feather back inside guice goes down

  7. Gordon Guffey says:
    February 7, 2019 at 6:36 pm
    Who knows how great of a player this man may have been if not for his off the field troubles and what seems to be his unwillingness to become better at blitz pickups and route running out of the backfield while also working on his hands ~ Personal I think AP would have easily caught Emmitt Smith for the rushing title but he could also have been the best 3 down RB of modern times ~
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    Genius if AP is catching passes on 3rd down that doesn’t help him catch Emmitt Smith. Smith has almost 4,500 carries while AP hasn’t gotten to 3,000 attempts after 12 years in the league. There’s no way any of these backs are going to catch Emmitt given the huge number of carries the man had during his career. And AP is a good pass catcher. When he worked with Brett Favre he may have had over 40 catches out of the backfield.

  8. The Redskins already have $24M invested in their QB room before they even acquire a second QB and they also only have $20M in cap space.

    I understand the wishful thinking of other teams fans who want Washington to give up draft picks for the right to overpay their unwanted QBs like Flacco, Dalton, Tannehill, Foles even, etc., but it’s just not very likely to happen.

    Even if Washington were dumb enough to give up assets in exchange for Joe Flacco’s $22M or so (which, admittedly, they may be; it is Bruce Allen after all) they couldn’t even possibly afford it.

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