Adrian Peterson Expresses Desire to Play with Brady and the Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could have the chance to sign one of the all-time great running backs this offseason.
Despite being 35 years old, Adrian Peterson has no interest in retirement. The running back has his eyes set on the ultimate prize in the National Football League: a Super Bowl ring. After a season with the 5-11 Detroit Lions in which he rushed for 604 yards and scored three rushing touchdowns, Peterson sees Tampa Bay, the defending Super Bowl champions, as an optimal location to chase his first title. In particular, Peterson is drawn to playing with Bucs quarterback Tom Brady. As a 43 year old coming off of a Super Bowl campaign, Peterson sees Brady’s success and longevity in the game as attractive qualities in a teammate.
Peterson is currently fourth on the list of all time rushing yards, with 14,820. Only Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton and Frank Gore have rushed for more. If he were to join the Tampa roster, he would become part of a backfield which already holds a good amount of firepower in the duo of Ronald Jones III and Leonard Fournette. The 2012 NFL MVP would surely be able to provide a veteran voice to this young tandem, and support the Bucs’ efforts in repeating as Super Bowl champions.