The Washington Redskins are in a tough spot at running back after losing rookie Derrius Guice to a season-ending torn ACL, along with some other injuiries. As such, desperate times have led to desperate measures and the team just signed 33-year-old running back Adrian Peterson.
Peterson was a stud back in his prime, but he had a disastrous 2017 split campaign playing with the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals. It remains to be seen just how much gas the veteran has left in the tank.
The Peterson signing has obviously sparked an array of reactions on Twitter.
Adrian Peterson is like one of those bands that was awesome in the 1990s, but is now playing fair grounds the opening of grocery stores.
But you know what? I'm in.
— Adam Rank (@adamrank) August 20, 2018
People forget that Adrian Peterson returned to football like eight months after an ACL tear and almost broke the NFL single season rushing record. This man isn’t human. https://t.co/IPWrqiiRcy
— Peep (@PeepsBurgh) August 20, 2018
— BassNerd (@nonzerotuna) August 20, 2018
Adrian Peterson is way passed washed he’s just tumble drying with a dirty lint filter now.
— Chris Raybon (@ChrisRaybon) August 20, 2018
The year: 2033
Adrian Peterson signs with the Cleveland Browns , finalizing a personal al goal of his to play for every nfl team. He goes on to average .69 yards per carry that year.
— Sirr Purr (@21ChoochSt) August 20, 2018
call me a delusional optimist, but i think adrian peterson has a pit stop with the raiders in him, too
— Tom Kludt (@TomKludt) August 20, 2018
im drafting adrian peterson in the 2nd round of my fantasy draft
— fire adam gase (@ELITEbreak_) August 20, 2018
Alex Smith, Adrian Peterson, and Vernon Davis? Are the @Redskins playing fantasy football on a ten year delay?
— Grant Kidwell (@GrantKidwell) August 20, 2018
@AdrianPeterson hey Adrian. From someone who watched you from the Vikings till now. I want you to know I believe in you and you can be the best. No matter what critics say or fans say. Stay motivated because you'll always have me. Not only as a fan, but a Believer. Thanks.
— Devin Knox (@ArkhamCS) August 20, 2018
Redskins sign 76 year old Adrian Peterson
— Bentzburgh, Bentzylvania (@BentzICT) August 20, 2018
“Hey Dad, the skins just signed Adrian Peterson. He probably won’t make the team”
.. looking for old man gif…
“AP is the same age as Riggo was when he returned”
Gotta love talking football with my dad.
— dunc (@Dunc_n_Donuts) August 20, 2018