SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JANUARY 02: Adrian Peterson #21 of the Seattle Seahawks exits the field after the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Detroit Lions by a score of 51-29 at Lumen Field on January 02, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
4. RB Adrian Peterson
It’s anyone’s guess whether the fifth-leading ground-gainer in league history will be back for a 16th season. In recent years, running back Adrian Peterson has epitomized the description of journeyman. After 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, the seven-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro has played for a total of six teams (Saints, Cardinals, Washington, Lions, Titans and Seahawks) the past five seasons.
Back in mid-February (via the Associated Press Pro Football Podcast), Peterson had this to say about 2022. “I feel like I have the ability to continue to play, so I’m like why not continue to go for it?”
And as far as who he would like to play for, he had some thoughts as well. “Seattle would be lovely to go back there. It was a great experience for me, explained the three-time NFL rushing champion. “There is a lot of talent within that organization. (Carroll) is relatable. A players coach. But he is about his business, too. When you have that balance, guys respect that.”
In 15 seasons, Peterson has run for 14,918 yards and 120 scores. There’s a combined 17,392 yards from scrimmage and 126 touchdowns. And his 2,097 yards rushing during his NFL MVP campaign of 2012 is the second-highest single-season total in NFL annals.