Adrian Peterson spent 10 years as the face of the Minnesota Vikings, but the veteran running back is heading elsewhere for the twilight of his career. After the Vikings declined his 2017 option, Minnesota brought in Latavius Murray to replace the veteran runner.
Peterson signed a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, the team announced Tuesday, that will pay him around $3 million in 2017, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. He will be playing for just the second team of his career.
He’s a twitchy athlete who breaks well with receivers and allows little separation on routes. That versatility will serve him well in the NFL, where he’ll be able to pick up assignments along the sideline or in the slot depending on matchups. He’s also fast enough to recover well on the rare occasions he gets burnt early in a play, making him extremely difficult to beat over the top.
He also adds value on special teams, where he’s an elusive punt returner.
Unlike many other prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft, White doesn’t have any character concerns, and his off-field conduct won’t affect his on-field play. He’s been praised for his leadership by teammates and pundits alike. The Advocate’s Scott Rabalais went out of his way to call the young safety a “force for good” after White wrote a heartfelt goodbye to LSU after last season.
The LSU product is only 5’9, which means he’ll be a frequent target of red-zone Pittsburgh Steelers Cheap Jerseys mismatches in the NFL. He also struggles to look for the ball while New York Yankees Cheap Jerseys engaged with a receiver, allowing wideouts to make deep catches around and over him despite solid coverage. He’s quick, but he’s also not top-line fast — his 4.47-second 40-yard dash time at the Combine ranked him 14th among cornerbacks at the combine.