Saints Trade Peterson To Cardinals
The New Orleans Saints have traded Adrian Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals for a conditional sixth round pick in the 2018 NFL draft.
Peterson signed with New Orleans in free agency this year in hopes of resurrecting his career from several injuries. The Saints thought they had a good game plan to platoon the Future Hall Of Famer with their current two running backs, but that never materialized.
Peterson has 27 carries for 81 yards this season, an average of 3.0 yards per carry - a far cry from the production that Saints fans and the front office were hoping for. His longest run is 11 yards.
After losing star running back David Johnson for the season, the Cardinals have been searching for ways to improve their running game. To make room for Peterson, the Cardinals have cut running back Chris Johnson, according to a source in the organization that also told ESPN's Adam Schefter:
"We are always on the lookout for opportunities to improve our team and we look at this as one of those opportunities," general manager Steve Keim said in a statement. "What Adrian has accomplished in this league is well-established. Our need for a spark in our running game right now is also obvious and we are excited to give him the chance to provide that."
Peterson had become the third option for the Saints, as rookie running back Alvin Kamara has shown amazing skills both in the run and pass game! Hopefully, AP can find the resurgence in his career he was looking for.