Redskins RB Adrian Peterson voices he would ‘love’ to return to Washington
It has been nothing short of a resurgent 2018 campaign for Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson that has demonstrated that he still has plenty of gas left in the tank to play at a high level.
This has also further fueled Peterson to voice his desire to continue his NFL career beyond the 2018 season and he has stated that he would welcome a return to the Redskins next season, according to John Keim of ESPN.
“I would love to come back here and finish off on a better note,” Peterson said. “We have a great group of guys here — all the adversity we’ve faced this year and how guys have responded. To come to work and really stay focused shows a lot about this team, this locker room, coaches as well. … That’s something I would love to be a part of.”
Although Peterson has aired that he would like to play another season in Washington, the team’s plans may be different from his. The original reason he was brought aboard was due to rookie Derrius Guice suffering a season-ending ACL tear in the preseason.
At the same time, Peterson has shown that he can still be a highly effective factor out of the backfield as he’s currently sixth in the league with 1,042 rushing yards, which marked his eighth career 1,000 rushing yard campaign and first since 2015. His ability on the field at this point of his illustrious should be able to land him an opportunity for another franchise if the Redskins choose to go in another direction.
This is something that will work itself out over the upcoming offseason when Peterson hits the open market.