We got some breaking news on Tuesday that opened up eyeballs in a big way nationally. The New Orleans Saints sent running back Adrian Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals in a trade for a conditional draft pick.
The Saints were obviously not a match for Peterson. A trade to the Cardinals, who are struggling with their run game, could be the right fit.
Not surprisingly the folks on Twitter had plenty to say about this surprise trade.
First a Saint, now a Cardinal…next Adrian Peterson will be the Pope
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 10, 2017
Let's look back at Adrian Peterson's most memorable moment as a Saint. pic.twitter.com/281PXU8fX5
— Tyler Greever (@Tyler_Greever) October 10, 2017
Adrian Peterson hasn't scored a TD since Week 17, 2015.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) October 10, 2017
CJ2K, Adrian Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald and Carson Palmer woulda been a dream team. AZ offense is basically an old folks home
— Schmiddy (@Schmiddy66) October 10, 2017
the Cardinals trading for Adrian Peterson, I don't get it. The team is old enough as it is. I'm absolutely convinced they're toast now.
— Brad James (@BradfatherSpeak) October 10, 2017
Adrian Peterson traded to the Arizona Cardinals. Could be a good stash in deep fantasy leagues…
— Ryan Bachmann (@BachmannRyan) October 10, 2017
Adrian Peterson goes to Arizona…….the Cardinals are officially my pick to win the 2012 Super Bowl.
— Brent Wiley (@Bizwye) October 10, 2017
Adrian Peterson since 2015: 64 carries, 153 yards, 0 touchdowns. That's an average of 2.39 yards per carry. #AZCardinals
— Paul Gerke (@PaulGerke) October 10, 2017
Saints fans that bought Adrian Peterson jerseys 😂😂😂 4 games
— Josh Gurbal (@JoshGurbal) October 10, 2017
Adrian Peterson sucks bad.
That the Saints got anything for him is a net gain. He has no explosiveness at all anymore.
— Casey Gisclair (@casey_gisclair) October 10, 2017
Larry likes it, even if many on social media do not.
— Bauer (@MikeJackBauer) October 10, 2017
— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) October 10, 2017
Though, we wonder … what does Peterson himself think of being shipped out west?