Glendale, ARIZONA – Running back Adrian Peterson, who signed a free agent deal with New Orleans has been traded to Arizona.
Peterson stood on the sidelines most of his time in New Orleans, rushing just 27 times for 81 yards through four games. After the trade to Arizona, The 32-year-old running back is ready to show he still has what it takes to be a workhorse.
Peterson has heard the discussions that given his age and injury history, perhaps he’s no longer a runner who can carry an offense. He started his professional career with the Minnesota Vikings.
Prior to Tuesday’s trade, the Saints owned a log-jam at running back Mark Ingram, Alvin Kamara, and Adrian Peterson. The Saints thinned out the group by shipping Peterson to the Cardinals for a conditional 2018 sixth-round pick.
Speaking on Wednesday, Saints coach Sean Payton characterized the trade as an obvious move for both teams.