Adrian Peterson Agrees to Re-Sign With Redskins on Two-Year Deal

Ruben Hill
March 14, 2019

The deal will be worth $8 million with incentives.

If you thought Adrian Peterson's career was over when the Vikings chose to not bring him back after the 2016 season, do we have some news for you.

"I feel like we have a great group of guys here, all the adversity we faced here and how guys continued to come to work and really stay focused", Peterson said. Peterson is 33 years old and will be 34 when next season starts.

The four-time All-Pro running back, who turns 34 next week, will be entering his 13th National Football League season in 2019 and his second in the nation's capital. It was the first time Peterson, who is the eighth-leading rusher in National Football League history with 13,318 yards, eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark since 2015.

As far as rushing touchdowns are concerned, Peterson's 106 are tied for fifth all time with Jim Brown.

Peterson had a bounce-back season in Washington after a rough 2017 in which he gained just 529 yards. He remained unsigned until the Redskins called him in mid-August, after losing Guice.

Peterson went to seven Pro Bowls in his first 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. His best season was 2012, when he rushed for 2,097 yards and was named NFL MVP - after tearing his ACL the previous December. Over the last three seasons, Brown has racked up 95 defensive stops against the run, which are the third-most among linebackers in that span, while his three-year run-stop percentage of 9.2% and his three-year run-defense grade of 84.7 rank 11th and eighth, respectively, among the 66 linebackers with at least 500 run-defense snaps in that span.

Peterson missed 15 games in 2014 after he was suspended because of child abuse charges.

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