Adrian Peterson could start an avalanche for the Buccaneers.
Last year, the Buccaneers added a Hall of Fame quarterback that was “past his prime” in Tom Brady. Could they do the same thing with Adrian Peterson?
Adrian Peterson will go down as one of the best running backs in NFL history, and while he has won nearly every award in the NFL, a Super Bowl ring has been the only accomplishment that still eludes him.
As his career is nearing its end, Peterson is starting to realize that his window to win a Super Bowl is closing, and his best chance to win a ring could be with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay.
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Peterson made it known in an interview with TMZ that he is interested in joining Brady and the Buccaneers, and his addition would just add to a long line of future Hall of Famers on the roster in Tampa Bay.
While the Bucs already look like they have the position locked up for the future, Peterson is showing how the culture in Tampa is changing due to Tom Brady and the recent success. Peterson knows the Bucs aren’t going to shell out a massive contract to a 35-year old back, but he wants to play for them regardless.
This is a trend that should continue throughout the offseason. Free agents across the league have a choice; seek out money or seek out a ring. As players get past their first major contract, they start to discover that a Super Bowl ring becomes more and more enticing, and players pass on the larger contracts and the more prominent roles for one chance to etch their names in history.
Adrian Peterson may be the first of the year, but he certainly won’t be the last. There are plenty of players across the league that would love to join the remarkable team that the Buccaneers have built, and this is just one of the many added benefits of the recent success.
And who knows, Adrian Peterson could give the Buccaneers the best 1-2-3 punch in the league on the ground, so who’s to say that it can’t happen.
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