One particular former MVP is not currently signed by an NFL team, but he hopes to be.
Adrian Peterson was productive in the Redskins backfield in 2019, sitting atop the depth chart for the majority of the season, rushing for 898 yards. Last year was a bit of a different story, though, as he was more of a complementary running back, garnering only 156 carries. Quite a dropoff from 2012, when he garnered MVP honors, rushed 348 times for 2,097 yards, with 12 touchdowns as well.
And even though he’s 36 years old, he doesn’t plan on calling it quits as of yet.
Peterson has been working out, in preparation for his 15th season, and while he’s currently unsigned, he’s remaining optimistic, and is ready, should an NFL team come calling.
“The training is going well and I’m going to control the things that I can control right now, and, when that time comes, somebody will give me a call,” Peterson said, via SportsTalk 790. “That’s all I’m asking for. My body feels good. I came out healthy from last season. My body feels strong. I still feel young. I still feel good. I’m ready to play ball.”
We wouldn’t be surprised if Peterson drew some interest from a few teams looking for depth in the backfield, but he’d have to be content taking less money, and with being reduced to playing the role of a short-yardage back.