Terrell Davis says Minnesota Vikings should bring back Adrian Peterson
It has been several years since veteran NFL running back Adrian Peterson has suited up in purple and gold. Nonetheless, the 2019-20 season could serve as a Minnesota Vikings homecoming for the seasoned rusher — at least in the eyes of one former league MVP-turned-NFL Network analyst.
According to former Denver Broncos running back and Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Davis, the Vikings should seriously consider re-signing Peterson, who notably spent last season as a member of the Washington Redskins.
“It’s time to bring AP back home. It’s time to bring him back to Minnesota,” said Davis, via NFL Network. “Think about it, Latavius Murray may be out of there. You still like Dalvin Cook, he’s going to be there.”
“But remember, this is a two-back league now. You bring Adrian back. What I saw last year, there was a lot of gas in the tank and it would be phenomenal to see him finish his career off in Minnesota where it all started.”
Since leaving Minnesota after 10 seasons as a member of the Vikings, Peterson has since suited up for both the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals in addition to the aforementioned Redskins. Despite faltering a bit in his first season away from the Vikings back in 2017-18, Peterson then followed up with quite the impressive effort during his time in Washington in 2018-19.
The soon-to-be 34-year-old running back notably rushed for more than 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns for the lowly Redskins this past season. Peterson was one of the few bright spots for a Redskins team that missed the playoffs by a mile in 2018-19.