Adrian Peterson is making a return to the NFL after recovering from his knee injury, and so far he has done very well in two games with Seattle. However, there are reports that the Seahawks might not want him back next season. What else could help Adrian make it into Canton?
Adrian Peterson is unable to remain away from the NFL for lengthy periods of time. Peterson didn’t take long to find a new job after a short time with the Tennessee Titans. He made his debut for the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, completing a long-awaited combination with Pete Carroll.
The Seahawks not only stunned the San Francisco 49ers, but Peterson also established another outstanding record, adding to his Hall of Fame CV. Unfortunately, this performance will not allow him to achieve his ultimate NFL ambition.
After a brief stay with the Titans, Adrian Peterson has signed with the Seahawks.
Peterson didn’t find any possibilities after a lengthy offseason. Nobody called, despite the fact that clubs like the Baltimore Ravens and the Los Angeles Rams were dealing with injuries at running back.
The Titans were forced to take a chance on the veteran after Derrick Henry’s injury. Before being released, Peterson only appeared in three games with Tennessee. However, the Seahawks have seen Chris Carson go on injured reserve, and Alex Collins isn’t a potential starter.
Peterson was brought in, and he was given the starting job only days after signing. With 11 carries, he led the team, while Rashaad Penny, a poor 2018 first-round choice, had ten.
Peterson just gained 16 yards on 11 attempts, but he did score a touchdown, much as he did in his Titans debut.
The great continues to break records and increase his chances of being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Peterson is the only player in NFL history to score a touchdown on the ground with six separate clubs. This, if anything, serves as a further tribute to his genius.
The Minnesota Vikings were where he spent the most of his career – and his greatest days. Following that, he played for the New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, Washington Football Team, Detroit Lions, and finally the two teams this season.
The Saints are the only club he hasn’t scored for, although he only played four games for them, totaling 27 carries.
This record defies belief and demonstrates Peterson’s propensity for the endzone, despite his meager productivity. He’s rushed for 120 touchdowns in his career, and who knows when he’ll retire at this point.
Peterson will stay out there till Father Time strikes as long as teams keep calling.
In his NFL career, the Seahawks’ newest running back is looking for one more thing.
Seattle Seahawks’ Adrian Peterson | Abbie Parr/Getty Images
Peterson, however, has no Super Bowl rings to his credit. Furthermore, he has never even gotten a whiff of the Big Game. The Vikings came close, but couldn’t go over the hump.
He seemed to be in the ideal position to make a late Super Bowl run when he signed with the Titans. The Titans, on the other hand, did not share this sentiment.
Peterson remarked after signing with the Seahawks that the only thing left is a championship (h/t Greg Bell of The Seattle Tribune).
“Winning a championship,” says the narrator.
What’s lacking from Adrian Peterson’s NFL career?
With the Seahawks this season, it will be difficult. Despite their victory against the 49ers, the Seahawks are 4-8 and in last place in the NFC West heading into the closing stretch.
Surprisingly, Peterson expressed a similar intention in 2016.
Peterson, Adrian: “The only thing that remains now is a championship. So that’s something I’m keeping an eye on.” Next week, the #Vikings will face the #Seahawks.
January 4, 2016 — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero)
Peterson, on the other hand, wants a taste of the Super Bowl. Last year, there were reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Jets had a mutual interest, but nothing came to fruition.
Despite his stellar résumé, he has yet to win a Super Bowl, and it would be a shame if one of the best running backs in NFL history would not see that day.
Until he retires, Peterson will continue to beat the odds and add to his long list of achievements.
Pro Football Reference provided the statistics.
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