Should Adrian Peterson just retire? | The Tylt
The Adrian Peterson experiment in New Orleans is over. The potential Hall of Fame running back could not produce yards for the New Orleans Saints and was traded to the Arizona Cardinals for a conditional draft pick. The Cardinals can revitalize his career, and utilize him more than the Saints have. Still, after averaging 2.4 yards per rushing attempt the last two years, Peterson may be better served by retiring instead. What do you think? 🏈
Should Adrian Peterson just retire?
Peterson should have never signed with the New Orleans Saints. His strengths do not align with what the team wants to do, and you saw the result of that every Sunday to this point.
Peterson has not lost a step. He was dealing with an awful offensive line, and not a lot of running room. He has too much talent to be finished with football. Going to Arizona will rejuvenate his career, and give the Cardinals a credible running game with David Johnson out for a while.
Peterson is here to stay.
No matter where he runs, Peterson will be just as ineffective as he was in New Orleans. It's been two years since he has been relevant, and watching him grind out three yards per carry this year is sad.
It's obvious Peterson no longer has the speed or power to play the game like he used to. Going to the Cardinals won't help him because their offensive line is just as suspect as the Saints, producing a paltry 2.59 yards per carry this year. Peterson can't save Arizona's offense, and he can't save himself. He needs to swallow his pride and retire.