Words by Jason Cordner
After a brief and unhappy marriage with the New Orleans Saints, the 2012 MVP has been traded to the Cardinals for a conditional pick, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini.
Trade! The New Orleans Saints have traded Adrian Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals for a conditional pick per sources
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) October 10, 2017
Adrian Peterson is not what he used to be. Very few running backs over 30 are but his time in New Orleans was as rough as it could have been. A Week 1 spat with Sean Payton over his usage created a rift that seemed impossible to bridge. Peterson was used to being fed the ball 15+ times a game, and the Saints rarely run it that many times in a game, never mind with the same back carrying the load.
Mark Ingram was the incumbent hammer in New Orleans, and Alvin Kamara had just been drafted to be the spark. AP wasn’t going to work in New Orleans. He should of seen the signs, before signing a one year deal to play in New Orleans. Just like a lot of folks go to Arizona to retire, looks like this may be the last stop on the Adrian Peterson NFL tour.
The Cardinals Can Use The Help
The Cardinals are 2-3 on the season, but haven’t had much luck on the ground since Johnson’s injury. Chris Johnson is currently their leading rusher with 114 yards, and Andre Ellington is second with 49 yards. The team is 32nd in the NFL in rushing, so giving Peterson a shot couldn’t hurt them any more.