Washington gave a chance on Adrian Peterson back in 2018 and it paid off. Even though ex-head coach Jay Gruden didn’t want to start him at all last season, they had no choice after Derrius Guice went down with two knee injuries.
In the past two years, Peterson recorded 1,940 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on 462 carries, thanks in part to running behind one of the better offensive lines in the league.
This may very well be Peterson’s final year in Washington. The team still has faith in Guice, and it’s hard to envision they would re-sign him, considering his recent comments about the value of running backs on the open market. Based off those remarks, it’s hard to envision Washington offers him a deal, and it could very well lead to Peterson sitting out on the open market until he feels a deal is “respectful” to him.