When it comes to the next destination for free agent Adrian Peterson, the Tampa Bay Bucs look like a possible place to run toward.
But should they be?
Peterson, who has rushed for almost 12,000 yards in his career running for the Minnesota Vikings, certainly has the name for the job. He has seven 1,000 yard seasons. He has scored 97 touchdowns. He is, arguably, the best running back of his generation.
Still, there are warning signs to Peterson. He’ll turn 32 in March, and he’s coming off an injury that limited him to 75 yards in 2016 (after 72 in 2014). Obviously, he’ll want to stop by an ATM on his way to the field.
So should the Bucs be ready to chase down Peterson? Or should they let another team sign him?
Oh, make no mistake. With the problems that Doug Martin has had, no one would blame Tampa Bay if they choose to try out another running back. But there are other quality backs to be had at a more affordable price than Peterson,