Pete Carroll: Adrian Peterson would be a great coach, he and I have talked about it

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Given how little he has played this season, it would be easy to forget that Adrian Peterson is still playing running back in the NFL, a couple months before his 37th birthday. But some day Peterson will retire, and when he does, coaching could be next.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says that Peterson (who has appeared in just one game for the Seahawks) would be an excellent coach and the two of them talked about it.

I did have a conversation,” with Peterson about coaching, Carroll said, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. But Carroll added that Peterson “wants to play.”

If Peterson does turn to coaching, Carroll has no doubt he would succeed.

“There are a lot of things that he can do in the world, he doesn’t have to be a ball coach, but he certainly would have a chance to be a great one,” Carroll said.

Peterson has not played well this year in his limited opportunities with the Seahawks and Titans, and it’s easy to envision this being his final NFL season. At least as a player. Perhaps his next NFL season will be on a coaching staff.

6 responses to “Pete Carroll: Adrian Peterson would be a great coach, he and I have talked about it

  1. I agree 100% with Carroll and no matter how wealthy AP is I could actually see AP wanting to coach in the NFL and coming in as a RB coach. Peterson has a love affair with the game or he wouldn’t be playing it at 36-37 or whatever he is. Peterson is a bright guy with a lot of knowledge to share at the position and all sorts of veteran tricks I’m sure, I’d bring him on staff if he were interested which I think he is as I believe Peterson loves the game and the camaraderie that comes with it much to much to let it go right now. I’d rather see him coach than play at this point anyways, Peterson is one of the best ever that this league has ever seen but let’s be honest it was time like last year or the year before for him to retire. I’d like to see walk away and begin the next successful phase of his life.

  2. I’m just glad AP has played until they drag him from the field kicking and screaming. He gets that there’s no reason to “leave with a good memory”. Leave when they kick you out, cause once it’s done, it’s done forever.

  3. If you listen to the other RB’s on the Seahawks, especially the younger guys or Penny, you’ll see exactly what Carroll means. Those guys rave about AP being a teacher and mentor as much as he is a teammate. Would be cool for him to step in as RB coach next year.

  4. How wealthy AD is? He would be a complete fool to pass up a coaching opportunity. And since he filed bankruptcy a couple years ago, a steady paycheck would also be attractive.

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