Less than a day after acquiring future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson from the New Orleans Saints, the veteran is already being listed as the Arizona Cardinals’ starter. He’s followed in line by Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington.
On initial #AZCardinals depth chart after trade, Adrian Peterson listed as RB1, followed by Kerwynn Williams, Andre Ellington.
— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) October 10, 2017
Arizona yielded a conditional sixth-round pick in next year’s draft for Peterson on Tuesday. Peterson, 32, put up just 81 yards on 27 atttempts in four games for the Saints.
Despite his struggles in the Bayou, Peterson adds to a Cardinals rushing attack that ranks dead last in the NFL and is averaging less than three yards per rush.
Following the acquisition of Peterson, Arizona also released fellow veteran Chris Johnson. That became a clear indication that AD himself would see a lot of work for the Cardinals. Whether that means he will start Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers remains to be seen.