Reports about the Green Bay Packers potential movement on their roster this offseason are gaining interest in online news as of late. The Packers is reportedly targeting to get the services of high caliber running back Adrian Peterson, who is still unsigned up to this time.
The Green Bay Packers had a solid showing last season. They were able to clinch the fourth seed in the NFC Division with a 10-6 win-loss record. They were able to defeat the New York Giants in the Wild Cards Playoffs and even the first seed Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Divisional Playoffs. However, they were booted out by the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship that ended their run to the Super Bowl.
On the other hand, Adrian Peterson became a free agent after the Minnesota Vikings decline to exercise the player option on him. This will be the first time he will test the free agency market and up until now, he hasn't received much interest to other teams. But now, it appears that he is gaining interest with the Green Bay Packers.
According to NBCSports, the Green Bay Packers considered of paying Adrian Peterson a visit however upon hearing the Peterson's initial price is too high they passed. It is not surprising that Peterson is high-value commodity based on his achievement the past few years playing in the league. He was once the NFL Most Valuable Player and NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2012.
Aside from that, Adrian Peterson was a seven-time Pro Bowler and was selected in the First-team All-Pro four times. In ten season with the Vikings, Peterson has recorded 11,747 rushing yards and 97 rushing touchdowns in 123 games he played with the team. Many believed that the Green Bay Packers best fit to Peterson skill set and he a would be a big boost to the running offense of the team.
This could also be an opportunity for Peterson to join a pretty solid team like the Green Bay Packers, who's been in the playoffs the past eight seasons. But Peterson must re-evaluate his salary before a negotiation with the Packers pushes through.
Will Adrian Peterson consider of taking a pay cut to join the Green Bay Packers?