Could Adrian Peterson play for the reigning Super Bowl champs next season? According to the Boston Herald, someone close to the free agent running back told them that he would be willing to consider taking a pay cut to join the Patriots next season in an attempt to win his first Super Bowl ring.
A couple of interesting players hit the free agent market last week in Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, 31, whose $18 million option was not exercised, and Jets receiver Brandon Marshall, 32, who was released. Both are veterans still seeking a ring.
Naturally, that brings the Patriots into the conversation. Foxboro is a place of great championship opportunity.
Would Peterson even consider taking a Patriots-friendly contract for a go at a ring?
A source close to Peterson told the Herald that since AP has already earned a ton — more than $97 million is his career — it’s certainly something he’d consider. Peterson knows how it worked out for Darrelle Revis and Chris Long. But naturally, there will be a lot of teams in the mix, including the Vikings. And, of course, the Pats would have to want to bring in an aging back with an injury history, not to mention baggage.
Adrian Peterson, Tom Brady, and Gronk on the same team would be a lock for another Super Bowl championship.