It did not take long for Adrian Peterson to find a new team after being released by the Tennessee Titans, as he opted to join the Seattle Seahawks earlier this week.
Peterson signed with the Seahawks practice squad. This move came as the Seahawks are dealing with multiple injuries at the running back position. Rashaad Penny (hamstring) and Travis Homer (calf) each were ruled out from Seattle's Week 12 matchup with the Washington Football Team due to their respective injuries, while Alex Collins is still dealing with an abdomen injury.
On Thursday, Peterson took some time to open up on the decision to sign with the Seahawks at this point in the season. Even at the age of 36, there was one sole reason on why he opted to join their practice squad.
“The love of the game,” Peterson said.
The one-time NFL MVP winner is aiming to help the team wherever possible, including with simply being a leader.
“Just coming out and being a leader, bringing the extra energy to the facility,” Peterson said. “Also, on the field as well, that's kind of what we are judged off of. The biggest impact you can make is on an individual.”
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson shares these same sentiments as well, as he noted that he hopes Peterson can be “an example of how to be a great pro” to the team's young talents.
For now, it will be noteworthy to see whether the Seahawks opt to place Peterson on the active roster ahead of their Week 13 clash with the San Francisco 49ers. They will aim to snap their three-game losing streak this week.