Future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson has become the first veteran this offseason to announce their desire to play with Tom Brady and the Bucs in 2021. Speaking to TMZ.com, Peterson said the idea of playing with Tom Brady is “enticing”, as he looks to play in the first Super Bowl of his storied 14-year career.
“That would definitely be something I’m interested in,” Peterson said. “If they want me to be a part of it, I’ll be a part of it for sure. Because I’m definitely trying to add a trophy to my resume.”
The NFL’s fifth all-time leading rusher, Peterson spent the first ten years of his career in Minnesota, but has bounced around to four other teams over the past four seasons, spending the 2020 campaign in Detroit. Peterson did play for Bruce Arians for a stint in 2017 after the Cardinals traded a sixth round pick to acquire the running back from the Saints. He only played six games before landing on injured reserve, but rushed for 448 yards and two touchdowns on 129 carries during that time, while catching nine passes for 66 yards.
It remains unlikely the Bucs would have interest this time around however, as Peterson has been available several times over the past four seasons and GM Jason Licht has never shown any interest. Although he remains in impeccable shape, Peterson will be 36 at the end of March, and doesn’t really fulfill the pass-catching, pass-blocking role the Bucs will be looking for in a running back this offseason
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