The Super Bowl champion Patriots could be adding a future Hall of Famer at running back with Adrian Peterson visiting New England on Monday.
The rich could be getting richer with the Patriots scheduled to host free agent running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He also reports this is the first free agent visit for the former Vikings running back and future Hall of Famer.
New England has already had a productive offseason after winning the Super Bowl with their big offseason acquisition being a trade for Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks. While Peterson is no longer in his prime and has struggled with injuries and inactivity in recent seasons, he would be a perfect fit.
Peterson has never won a Super Bowl in his illustrious playing career and with his NFL career in the finishing stages, his best chance to get a ring could be with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady in New England.
Peterson has reportedly been turned off with his market thus far and hasn’t been pleased with the interest he’s garnered. But now that the free agent market has settled a bit and teams look to fill any glaring holes before the Draft, he could soon find his new team.
According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Peterson has also visited with the Seahawks, which doesn’t correspond with Schefter saying the Patriots are his first visit. It does, however, correspond with Peterson’s line of thought that he wants to play for a contender. The Seahawks are certainly that and could have an interest, despite making several acquisitions to shore up the position since the retirement of Marshawn Lynch prior to last season.
Wherever Peterson lands, I expect him to be incredibly motivated to prove the front office in Minnesota wrong for letting him hit the street as a free agent after electing not to pick up his option. That could prove to be awfully dangerous for opponents of the Patriots and Seahawks if he decides to sign with one of those two teams.