Adrian Peterson is still a free agent up to this time. It seems that no teams are interested in acquiring his services even he is one of the best running backs in the league. Recent reports are saying that one team that could be an ideal destination for him is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Adrian Peterson, who was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of 2007 NFL Draft, became a free agent after the Vikings decide not to exercise Peterson's 2017 contract option. Though Vikings officials stated that they are open to bringing him back, it is surprising that the team looks to be letting one of best NFL player walk away.
In 2012, Adrian Peterson was voted to be the NFL Most Valuable Player and NFL Offensive Player of the Year. He's been in the Pro Bowl seven times and was selected as a four-time First-team All-Pro. He was also named the league's rushing yards leader three times and a two-time NFL rushing touchdowns leader.
However, Adrian Peterson worst performance came last season as he only put up 72 rushing yards with no rushing touchdown in three games he has played. Now that the Minnesota Vikings signs RB Latavius Murray to contract and seems to be moving on without him, there is one team that could be considered to be fit for him.
According to NFL.com, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be a team that will best suit for Adrian Peterson next season. Many think that he will go well with the power running game that Bucs coach Dirk Koetter is already infusing to the team. And a high-caliber player like him could serve well as a great supporting cast to be built around QB Jameis Winston.
In ten season with Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson has registered 11,747 rushing yards and 97 rushing touchdowns in 123 games he played. Though he is turning 32 on Tuesday, many still believe that he can still put big numbers if he is healthy and enough playing time is given.
Will Adrian Peterson make his way to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster?