Adrian Peterson just can’t stay away from the NFL for very long. After a brief stint with the Tennessee Titans, Peterson didn’t take long to find another employer. On Sunday, he made his debut for the Seattle Seahawks in a long-overdue pairing with Pete Carroll.
Not only did the Seahawks stun the San Francisco 49ers, but Peterson set another impressive record that balloons his Hall of Fame resume even more. Unfortunately, this record won’t fulfill his ultimate NFL goal.
Adrian Peterson signs with the Seahawks after a short stint with the Titans
After a long offseason, Peterson didn’t find any opportunities. Nobody came calling, even with teams such as the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Rams enduring injuries at the running back position.
Then, the injury to Derrick Henry forced the Titans to take a flier on the veteran. Peterson played in just three games in Tennessee before being released. But the Seahawks watched Chris Carson go on Injured Reserve, and Alex Collins isn’t a viable starting running back.
In came Peterson, and days after signing, he got the start. He led the team with 11 carries while disappointing 2018 first-round pick Rashaad Penny had 10 carries.
Now, Peterson only had 16 yards on the 11 carries but was able to score a touchdown, just like he did in his debut with the Titans.
The legend continues to set records and boost his Hall of Fame stock
Here it is.
Peterson is the first ever to score a rushing touchdown with six different teams. If anything, this is even more of a testament to his greatness.
The majority of his career — and his best days — were spent with the Minnesota Vikings. After that, he spent time with the New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, Washington Football Team, Detroit Lions, and then the two teams this season.
The only team he didn’t score with is the Saints, and he played just four games and totaled 27 carries in New Orleans.
This record is hard to believe and shows that — even with limited production — Peterson has a knack for the endzone. He has compiled 120 rushing scores in his career, and who knows when he will hang it up at this point.
As long as teams keep calling, Peterson will be out there until Father Time strikes.
The Seahawks newest running back is seeking for one final thing in his NFL career
Sadly, Peterson has no Super Bowl rings to his name. Moreover, he has never even sniffed the Big Game. The Vikings got close but were never able to get over the hump.
When he signed with the Titans, it looked like he was in the perfect situation to make a late Super Bowl run. Unfortunately, the Titans didn’t feel the same way.
“Winning a championship.”Adrian Peterson on what’s missing from his NFL career
It will be tough to do with the Seahawks this season. Despite beating the 49ers, Seattle is 4-8 and in last place in the NFC West in the final stretch.
Oddly enough, Peterson echoed a similar desire back in 2016.
Still, Peterson wants to taste the Super Bowl. Last year, rumors swirled about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers having mutual interest, although nothing came to fruition.
An impressive resume of his own, a Super Bowl is missing, and it would be unfortunate if one of the greatest running backs in NFL history doesn’t get to see that day.
Until he calls it quits, Peterson will continue to defy the odds and add more accomplishments to his length resume.
Stats Courtesy of Pro Football Reference