Just what everybody outside of Massachusetts wants to see, Adrian Peterson playing alongside Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Bill Belichick. But it’s entirely possible, because according to a recent report, AP is interested in playing for the New England Patriots.
Per The Boston Herald:
A couple of interesting players hit the free agent market last week in Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, 31, whose $18 million option was not exercised, and Jets receiver Brandon Marshall, 32, who was released. Both are veterans still seeking a ring.
Naturally, that brings the Patriots into the conversation. Foxboro is a place of great championship opportunity.
Would Peterson even consider taking a Patriots-friendly contract for a go at a ring?
A source close to Peterson told the Herald that since AP has already earned a ton — more than $97 million is his career — it’s certainly something he’d consider. Peterson knows how it worked out for Darrelle Revis and Chris Long. But naturally, there will be a lot of teams in the mix, including the Vikings. And, of course, the Pats would have to want to bring in an aging back with an injury history, not to mention baggage.
It’s a bit of a perfect fit all around as Peterson, 32, would be able to play out his final years alongside Brady and company.
He certainly wouldn’t be the first exiled All-Pro running back to play with the Pats, but he might be the best.