Running back Adrian Peterson er nu en New Orleans Saint. Saints og Peterson er enige om en 2-årig kontrakt til en værdi af 7 millioner.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 25, 2017
Peterson vil kæmpe om spilletid mod Mark Ingram. Saints har ud over Ingram og Peterson også Marcus Murphy og Daniel Lasco.
I am excited to be joining the New Orleans Saints. I’m really looking forward to this opportunity. Most importantly, I chose this team because it just felt right within my spirit. Additionally, my wife and family added their confirmation with the same feelings. On offense, it goes without saying that the Saints are really solid behind Drew Brees. I feel like my skill set can make them even more dominant as a unit.
They have a great offensive line, which is something that stood out to me as well. I could tell from talking to head coach Sean Payton over the last two weeks that he did his due diligence in evaluating how I could contribute. I also did a lot of homework on the defense as well. While I know that injuries have played a role in performance, I also see areas of potential with a lot of younger guys having the ability to step up. Lastly, it goes without saying that the Saints have an amazing fan base and I look forward to making them proud and creating everlasting memories.
– Adrian Peterson