NFL Legend Adrian Peterson Has Signed With This Team
Adrian Peterson is officially a member of the Washington Redskins.
The electric running back signed with the team after visiting with them Monday, according to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo. Details of the contract haven’t been released yet, but you can bet that it’s almost certainly a deal for only this year.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 20, 2018
#Redskins are signing RB Adrian Peterson, sources tell me and @RapSheet. Peterson embarks on his 12th NFL season with his fourth team. Needs 37 rushing yards to pass Jim Brown and crack the top 10 all time. Can do it quickly in Washington.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 20, 2018
I don’t know how much gas Peterson still has in the tank, but the Redskins could be dangerous if he can even play at a fraction of the level he did in Minnesota. He’s one of the most dangerous running backs in the history of the game. (RELATED: MATTHEW STAFFOR
Plus, this comes at the perfect time for the Redskins after their second-round draft pick, Derrius Guice, tore his ACL in the preseason. It was obvious that Washington would make some movies to help their running back squad, and Peterson could be the perfect piece.
The only question now is how long it will take Peterson to pick up the offense, learn the system and gel with his teammates. I’m guessing it won’t take long. The Redskins season just got a lot more interesting.