Many people doubted running back Adrian Peterson when the Washington Redskins signed him prior to the 2018 NFL season. One of those folks in particular was Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter, who said Peterson would stink like a “baby’s diaper.”
After recording a total of 166 yards and scoring one touchdown in his Redskins debut, Peterson has earned the right to dish some trash talk back to Carter. That would come in the form of an handshake should Peterson ever meet up with Carter.
“I’m definitely gonna try to crush his hand, Peterson said, per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.”
Peterson continued with his thoughts on Carter’s comment, which he said he takes personally because Carter is also a long-time Viking.
“I don’t know what it is with him. I have no clue, I can’t pinpoint and put my hand on one thing. We played different positions. . . . I don’t know what it is. I haven’t wrapped my mind around it but at the end of the day, he’s one person and I just try to block him out and just whatever it is what it is.”
This is a good strategy that Peterson plans to exercise. Fortunately, Peterson proved Carter wrong when he delivered quite the impressive performance, helping the Redskins completely romp the Arizona Cardinals, 24-6.
Though, we can see why Carter may have been hesitant about Peterson after his disastrous performance with the New Orleans Saints and above-mentioned Cardinals last season.
For now, Peterson looks to be the real deal while Carter should be eating some major crow.