Adrian Peterson would like to play with Tom Brady and the Buccaneers

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Adrian Peterson has done a lot in his NFL career, but one thing he hasn’t done is play in a Super Bowl. He’d like to sign with a team that he thinks will be back in the Super Bowl next year.

That’s why Peterson, who becomes a free agent in March after playing on a one-year contract with the Lions in 2020, says he’d love to play for the Buccaneers.

“That would definitely be something I’m interested in,” Peterson told TMZ.com. “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 resume.”

Peterson previously played for Bucs coach Bruce Arians in Arizona in 2017, and he said playing with Tom Brady also appeals to him.

“Playing with Tom Brady, that by itself is enticing,” Peterson said.

Peterson’s comments point to the way that great quarterbacks can attract players to sign with a team. Whether the Buccaneers even want the soon-to-be 36-year-old Peterson remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt that plenty of players will want to play for Brady and the Bucs, which will be a key advantage for Tampa Bay in a year when a falling salary cap means plenty of free agents will have to settle for less money than they would ordinarily make, and may decide to prioritize the best chance to win in 2021, and wait for 2022 to prioritize the best contract.

64 responses to “Adrian Peterson would like to play with Tom Brady and the Buccaneers

  1. Remember when Charles Barkley joined the Rockets after they had won back-to-back championships? This feels like the same.

    I think the Bucs, much like the Rockets, already have enough veterans on the back-side of their careers.

  2. Sorry AP I don’t think you would be willing to sit around and mentor like McCoy. Main backs will be Rojo and Fournette or another young guy that gets cut but willing to block and catch.

  3. Starting to be like the NBA. Take less $$ and bring home a world championship. Cool beans, especially for the greats who’ve make their money but have never had a real shot at a ring.

  4. Which running back for the Bucs. Peterson or Fournett? I lean toward Fournett just because of age.

  5. Horrible fit. Have you ever seen how Brady gets pissed when a RB misses a block or drops a pass? Peterson can’t do either.

  6. “Adrian Peterson would like to play with Tom Brady and the Buccaneers”

    I imagine Adrian Peterson would also like to wake up tomorrow morning to find himself 25 years old again, clutching the winning ticket for the next Powerball drawing.
    Those things aren’t happening either.

  7. Let’s be honest Peterson for the last few years has gotten to the point in his career that he doesnt get a choice, if he wants to play its whoever, if anyone is willing to sign him.

  8. “Aging player with no contract wants to play for a team with a shot at the Superbowl. Story at 11”.

  9. The Bucs currently have Jones, Fournette, Vaughn, McCoy, Logan, and Barner.

    No room for Peterson.

  10. He would wait until the most important game and fumble it away, just like he did with the Vikings!

  11. alonestartexan says:

    February 10, 2021 at 11:02 am

    The Bucs currently have Jones, Fournette, Vaughn, McCoy, Logan, and Barner.

    No room for Peterson.
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    Fournette is a free agent, McCoy is as well and he likely retires anyway, Logan and Barner are bodies nothing more and Vaughn was an older rookie who struggled mightily so his value is questionable.

  12. I would have been excited to hear this news back in 2015. Nowadays? Not so much. He fumbles a lot.

  13. Every skill player in the NFL wants to play with TB12…actually, make that every player in the NFL.

  14. Now everyone wants to play for Tampa along with a new QB wanting to get traded every week. Soon enough there will be super teams like the NBA

  15. LOL aka I would definitely love to be a benchwarmer and just have a ring potenitally handed to me while contributing nothing.

  16. In his biggest career moment against the Saints in the NFC Championship game he choked like no one has ever choked before, so bad that he was physically unable to hold onto a football.

    Pretty sure Brady and the Bucs are not looking for that skillset.

  17. Aren’t all professional athletes “chasing” a ring or championships? What’s wrong with wanting to be a champion as long as the athlete isn’t breaking rules? It’s akin to calling someone who has a job “money-hungry” when they play the lottery.

  18. Unrestricted free agent RBs are a dime a dozen. If the Bucs decide they want one, it’ll be one who can catch and block as well as run. I’m just nervous the Patriots’ James White will want to rejoin Brady, especially since his family is in Florida. He’s exactly the kind of RB who syncs up perfectly with Brady’s game.

  19. All you have to do is convince Tom that it’s a good idea. He gets whoever he wants. He convinced Arians to bring Antonio Brown on board.

  20. Judging from the Super Bowl he may want to give the Chiefs a call.
    Boy did they end up missing Kareem Hunt in the end.

  21. hornedhell says:
    February 10, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Judging from the Super Bowl he may want to give the Chiefs a call.
    Boy did they end up missing Kareem Hunt in the end.
    ——————————————————————-
    Edwards-Helaire ran well and was open underneath ALL GAME LONG. Maybe someone can ask Reid and Bienemy why they didn’t take what the defense was giving them?

  22. Fournette and McCoy will probably be gone. A veteran third down catching back to compliment Jones would be a better fit. Peterson is too one dimensional. TB should target James White as he probably wouldn’t cost too much money.

  23. They don’t really need him at all, but you can’t deny he’d be a decent goal line/short yard option. He’s older and slower, but he’s still just as strong. He’d have to sign for like minimum minimum.

  24. If he does sign maybe he can fumble 3 times like he did in the NFC title game against Green Bay.

  25. He wasn’t able to give much of a boost to Detroit’s running game. Wanting to play for the Super Bowl champions is wishful thinking.

  26. He started for the Lions in week one after being cut by Washington & had 14 carries for 93 yards, I think he’s just as ageless as Brady. People didn’t think brady was worth signing, and look how that turned out.

  27. dangard75 says:

    February 10, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    He started for the Lions in week one after being cut by Washington & had 14 carries for 93 yards, I think he’s just as ageless as Brady. People didn’t think brady was worth signing, and look how that turned out.

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    If the season had ended after week 1 youd be right but 7 times he had double digit carries and that was the ONLY game with double digit carries that he averaged more than 3.7 yards per carry.

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