The Washington Redskins announced that they have re-signed veteran running back Adrian Peterson.
With the league year officially set to kick off later on Wednesday, teams continue to make moves. The latest is a re-signing of veteran running back Adrian Peterson by the Washington Redskins. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Peterson will be playing on a two-year deal.
Washington already made their big move in free agency. The team signed safety Landon Collins to the biggest contract in NFL history for a safety. Peterson now gets a chunk of their remaining money.
Vikings Headlines loves the move for their former running back.
USA Today’s Mike Jones loves the Redskins trio of backs.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson talked directly with Peterson who shared insight into why he likes what is going on in Washington.
According to Rapoport the deal for Peterson is for two years and $8 million. That is not bad for a running back who is now on entering his 13th season in the NFL. Washington is his fourth stop in the league. He spent most of his career with Minnesota before bouncing on Arizona and New Orleans in 2017. Peterson will likely be finishing his career in Washington.
It is hard to give this anything above a C+ grade. Peterson is going to be 34 entering next season. He’s got more than 3,000 career touches on him since entering the league. While he showed he still has something left in the tank, handing him $8 million over two years.
This move also hurts the talented running back Darius Guice. Washington drafted Guice last year during a draft day slide into the second round. It was assumed he was slotted to be the team’s starter. Guice is a young back with insane talent. Peterson was brought in when Guice was lost with a torn ACL in the team’s first preseason game.
This grade could change once the guaranteed money is revealed. For now it stands as an average move for a player that is aging and part of a rotation that should have him as the third running back on the depth chart.