Redskins Re-sign Adrian Peterson
In 2018, Adrian Peterson set out to prove the football world wrong. Coming off a 2017 season that saw him rush for 3.5 yards per carry, following two shortened seasons, NFL teams simply were not interested in taking a chance on the one time NFL MVP. In 2018 The Washington Redskins came calling as their highly touted second round pick, Derrius Guice, went down with a season ending injury. Peterson rewarded the Redskins’ willingness to take a chance on him with a career renaissance, rushing for over 1,000 yards and a 4.2 yards per carry average. On Wednesday, the Redskins rewarded Peterson with a two year, eight million dollar contract. At this time, it is unclear how much is guaranteed, but it is believed to be incentive laden.
Earlier this month, Sports Illustrated reported that their was interest in Peterson’s services around the league. Ultimately, the 33 year old running back decided that he liked the direction that the Redskins were headed, stating “I feel like we made some good moves to get where we’re trying to go.” The move sends the Redskins into 2019 with a potentially potent backfield of Peterson, Guice and Chris Thompson. It remains to be seen whether or not the team is finished addressing an offense that proved to be anemic, at best, in 2018.