If Frank Gore can do it, why not Adrian Peterson? The NFL‘s fifth all-time main rusher plans on returning for a fifteenth season, however needs to lastly have a chance at a Tremendous Bowl ring. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a workforce Peterson is focusing on, becoming since they’re the defending Tremendous Bowl champions and can have an opportunity at repeating with Tom Brady as their quarterback.
“That will undoubtedly be one thing I am taken with, enjoying with Tom Brady. That by itself is attractive,” Peterson stated to TMZ Sports activities this week. “If they need me to be part of it, I will be part of it for certain. As a result of I am undoubtedly making an attempt so as to add a trophy to my résumé.”
Peterson, who texted Brady throughout Tremendous Bowl week, is impressed by Brady enjoying at a excessive degree at 43 years outdated. Taking part in that nicely in his 40s conjures up Peterson to maintain going, particularly since his capacity to attain touchdowns hasn’t diminished. Peterson’s 19 touchdowns over the previous three seasons are greater than Saquon Barkley and Joe Mixon.
He has a connection to the Buccaneers outdoors of Brady, as head coach Bruce Arians traded for Peterson in the midst of the 2017 season.
“Once you see these different guys enjoying into their 40s — despite the fact that it is a completely different place — for me that is motivation,” Peterson stated. “That is telling me I am heading down the correct path.”
Peterson rushed for 604 yards on 156 carries and 7 touchdowns in 16 video games for the Detroit Lions at age 35. The veteran working again was launched by the Washington Soccer Group days earlier than the 2020 season, but nonetheless managed to start out 10 video games for Detroit.
Peterson has 14,820 dashing yards for his profession, simply 450 yards from passing Barry Sanders for fourth on the all-time record. His 118 dashing touchdowns are fourth on the all-time record, simply six away from passing Marcus Allen for third (123).
There are nonetheless particular person milestones for Peterson to realize, however the Tremendous Bowl ring is what he covets. If Brady endorses Peterson to affix Tampa Bay, there is a good probability he’ll be enjoying for the Buccaneers in 2021.