Adrian Peterson, 33, has signed with the Washington Redskins and the team is looking forward to working with the future Hall of Famer. The $1.015 million contract is a one-year deal with the team. The document was signed on Monday. The Redskins lost two of their backup running backs this off-season and are looking to revamp the running back position.
Many people hit Twitter after the news broke.
NFL media sports writer Mike Garafolo tweeted:
“#Redskins are signing RB Adrian Peterson, sources tell me and @RapSheet. Peterson embarks on his 12th NFL season with his fourth team. Needs 37 rushing yards to pass Jim Brown and crack the top 10 all time. Can do it quickly in Washington.”
The RedskinsTalk podcast tweeted:
“Redskins fans rooting for Adrian Peterson. Vikings fans footing for Kirk Cousins. Never say never in the NFL.”
Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger tweeted:
“Alllll DAY!!! #AP!! WELCOME TO THE SQUAD BIG HOMIE!! IN HIGH SCHOOL I USED TO WATCH YO HIGHLIGHTS WHEN I PLAYED RUNNING BACK YOU WAS AT OU!! BOY LISTEN HERE WE BOUT TO DO NUUMMMMBAASS!!”
“Everything happens for a reason. Wait on God and trust in him. He wants the best for us! He wants to take us from glory to glory, and from victory to victory. #faith #believe #redskins #allday
In the past, Peterson has been in the negative spotlight. Back in 2014, Peterson was charged with reckless or negligent injury to a child in Montgomery County, Texas. Photos were released of Peterson’s 4-year-old son who had scratches on his legs. As Peterson moves on to a different team, he works to secure his legacy in the NFL and his charitable work.
Peterson has dealt with serious injuries in the past. In 2016, Peterson tore his meniscus and sportsinjurypredictor.com predicts that there is a 57.5% chance of injury during the 2018 season.
The Redskins’ season debut is on Sept. 9th at Arizona.
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