There have been multiple stories coming out of a potential Adrian Peterson to Green Bay scenario. Even Rob Demovsky of ESPN has reported on it. Still, there are immediate red flags to this notion. The first red flag is the Packers making a free agency run. That speaks for itself. The second red flag is a Viking going to Green Bay, which is vice-versa of what always happens.
Should this be a serious conversation? Let’s weigh the pros vs. cons Of All Day in Green Bay
1. He’s one of the greatest pure runners in NFL history
2. He’s the record holder for most rushing yards in a game
3. It would be funny if he left the Vikings and went to Green Bay and had success.
1. He’s a graybeard in running back years
2. He averaged 1.9 yards per carry in 2016
3. He can’t catch
4. He can’t block
5. He can’t learn a playbook
6. If he can’t catch, block, or read at this age, then it’s never going to happen.
7. He’s going to demand much more money than he’s worth
8. “Father of the Year” trophies will never be on his fireplace mantle, to say the least.
Meanwhile, Eddie Lacy can be re-signed for a reasonable price. Give him a “prove it” contract instead of bringing in A.P. The upcoming draft certainly has some talent that can almost guarantee as much or more production as Peterson would bring, and for a much lower price.
Peterson is not coming to Green Bay, nor should he.
________________John Piotrowski is a UW-Eau Claire alum, spending most of his life in western WI. He makes the trek east to Lambeau whenever possible. Follow him on twitter at @piosGBP.