Redskins RB Adrian Peterson reportedly ‘going back and forth on numbers’ on a new deal
Adrian Peterson wants to keep playing football for the Washington Redskins. We know this. But, he also wants to be compensated appropriately.
According to Julie Donaldson of NBC Sports Washington, Peterson is reportedly “going back and forth on numbers” with the Redskins, as the two sides are trying to figure out a deal that works best for both parties.
The Redskins signed Peterson shortly before the 2018 campaign, and the running back went on to have a Renaissance season of sorts, rushing for 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 4.2 yards per carry.
Perhaps most importantly, Peterson was able to stay healthy, playing in all 16 games for the first time since 2015.
In 2017, the 33-year-old looked cooked, as he split time between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals and accumulated just 529 yards and a couple of scores while averaging a meager 3.4 yards per attempt.
However, Washington gave him a chance, and he produced.
There was a time when Peterson was the most feared halfback in the NFL, as he led the league in rushing three times during his 10-year tenure with the Minnesota Vikings, including the 2012 campaign in which he racked up 2,097 yards on the ground.
The likely future Hall-of-Famer, who was originally selected by the Vikings in 2007 with the seventh overall pick out of the University of Arkansas, has also paced the NFL in rushing touchdowns twice.
Peterson, who dealt with severe knee injuries in the latter portion of his Minnesota tenure, has made seven Pro Bowl appearances while also earning four First-Team All-Pro selections.