Adrian Peterson Wants To Continue Playing

This is the time of year when NFL veterans tend to ponder retirement. That’s not the case for running back Adrian Peterson, however, who turns 34 in March.

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I’ll be playing next year for sure,” Peterson told TMZ. “Maybe two or three more years.”

Of course, it takes two to tango and there’s no guarantee that the free-agent-to-be will find a home for 2019. Even if he does, few running backs outside Frank Gore have been able to keep it going in the mid-30s.

The Redskins signed Peterson last season after losing rookie Derrius Guice to injury. Peterson silenced the doubters by running for 1,042 yards off of 251 carries, good for a 4.2 yards per carry average. The YPC was his best posting since 2015. He also added seven touchdowns on the ground and 20 catches for 208 yards and one TD over the air.

With nearly 3,000 carries under his belt, and a clear desire for significant playing time, it remains to be seen whether Peterson will find a good fit this offseason. For what it’s worth, there appears to be mutual interest in a new deal in D.C.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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7 comments on “Adrian Peterson Wants To Continue Playing

  1. crosseyedlemon

    AP would be playing another 5 years if George Allen was still coaching the Redskins.

  2. nentwigs

    Based on his escalating age, Adrian will probably find opportunities for significant playing time in the NFL to be ROCKY.

    • washington_bonercats

      No chance. He’ll be RB1 for the skins until Guice gets healthy. Even after that they’ll likely split most of the work load to help Guice get acclimated. He’s got at least 1 more season in Washington if he’s serious about playing the game

      • Great back. He and Alex Smith would have dragged this dispirited rebuild over to division winner and into the playoffs if Smith hadn’t had his leg broken in week 10.

        Guice is not a proven commodity at this point and coming back from serious injury. At least one season of sharing carries would do them both good (Peterson tired in the last four games of the season, as most expected based on his workload – that of a 25 year old back).

  3. jorge78

    Why is every one so in love with Gore when his yards per attempt were below average 3 of the last 4 years? Something does not compute…..

    • crosseyedlemon

      It computes perfectly if you look beyond numbers to the personal character and qualities of the man.

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