|Redskins are bringing back Running Back Adrian Peterson on a two-year, $8 million deal per Ian Rappaport and Mike Garafolo of NFL.com|
Almost a full month ago, a report from Julie Donaldson of NBC Sports Washington reported that the Redskins were interested in re-signing Peterson, and were “going back and forth on numbers,” trying to work out terms for a new deal that would work for the ‘Skins and Peterson. Many across the NFL thought an announcement would come in the following days, but it’s been almost four weeks and nothing has developed.
At the NFL combine last week, Gruden was asked about the Peterson situation and he stated that they were going back and forth on numbers and nothing had changed. Now that other teams have reportedly shown interest in future Pro Football Hall of Famer, it could motivate the Redskins to get a deal done quicker.
“I would definitely love to come back here and finish off on a better note,” Peterson said in December, via the Redskins’ official website. “I feel like we have a great group of guys here. All the adversity we’ve faced this year and how guys have responded and continue to come to work and really stay focused shows a lot about this team, this locker room, the coaches surrounding us, as well. So, that’s something I would love to be a part of.”
Peterson was the most consistent player for the Redskins on offense in 2018. During a season that was marred by injuries all across the board, Peterson was able to put up his first 1,000-yard season since 2015, and broke several records along the way.
Peterson was brought on late in the Peterson after injuries to Derius Guice and Rob Kelly and made the most of his role. Peterson will likely split time with Guice and Chris Thompson if he were to re-sign for the 2019 season.