According to a recent report, the New York Giants are one of the most likely landing spots for free agent running back Adrian Peterson.
Adrian Peterson is one of the most decorated running backs in NFL history. He’s a former league MVP, one of seven players with a 2,000-yard season, and is on the cusp of eclipsing both 12,000 career rushing yards and 100 career rushing touchdowns.
If reports hold true, then Peterson could soon reach those legendary marks as a member of the New York Giants.
Peterson and the Giants have been mentioned in free agency rumors for weeks on end, whether realistic or otherwise. Intriguing as that all may be, the interest appeared to be one-sided, which thus led to the belief that this was nothing more than a pipe dream.
Suddenly, the narrative has changed.
According to Peter King of The MMQB, the most likely landing spot for Peterson in free agency is indeed the New York Giants.
"Most likely landing spots? I hear the Giants are interested, and I have not heard the same about the Packers, but if the money’s realistic, Green Bay makes so much sense."
That’s an intriguing development in the AP to New York saga.
Peterson has made it no secret that he has interest in playing for the Giants. What was unclear, however, was whether or not Jerry Reese and the Giants shared a mutual interest in bringing All Day to New York.
For those who missed it, Peterson held nothing back when discussing which teams he’d consider in free agency.
In addition to naming the Giants in the First Take segment, he publicly heralded New York’s offseason moves.
The question is: how legitimate is New York’s interest?
New York finished the 2016 NFL regular season as one of the worst running teams in the NFL. It ranked No. 29 in rushing yards, No. 30 in yards per carry, and No. 32 in rushing touchdowns.
It’s also worth noting that Paul Perkins ran for 102 yards in Week 17, thus influencing the numbers in a somewhat misleading manner.
The New York Giants need a running back. Hit the comments section and let us know if you think Adrian Peterson is the best option to fill that void!