NFL Rumors: Seattle Seahawks Choosing Between Running Backs Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles?

By Raymund Tamayo, Posted: 03/14/17 08:58AM EDT
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The Seahawks are choosing between Adrian Peterson (in photo) and Jamaal Charles.(Photo : Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

The Seattle Seahawks currently need a running back and they are looking at two veteran stars as a potential signing this offseason. According to the latest rumors, the Seahawks are considering either former league MVP Adrian Peterson or four-time Pro-Bowler Jamaal Charles, who both have scheduled visits to Seattle.

Peterson, 31, and Charles, 30, have a list of accomplishments that "speak for themselves," Fansided reported. The two players have 11 Pro-Bowl distinctions, seven First-Team All-Pro selections, and three NFL rushing touchdowns leader citations in between them. However, it is also apparent that both running backs have already had multiple battle scars.

The report also noted that general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll have a history of picking young talent over veteran stars. However, the duo is speculated to be making an exception when they choose between Peterson and Charles. Sporting News indicated that they "want to add an experienced running back to the mix" of Thomas Rawls and CJ Prosise.

Peterson was the 2012 NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year. He is arguably the best at his position in the last decade according to many NFL pundits. His career rushing yards total is almost 12,000 and has more than 100 touchdowns under his belt in ten seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.

The former Oklahoma Sooners standout has rushed more than 1,000 yards in eight of the ten seasons he has played, including the magnificent 2,000-yard plus 2012 season when he almost broke the NFL's single-season rushing record by only a few yards. Last season, he only played three games because of a meniscus injury.

Meanwhile, Charles is definitely not at par with Peterson's numbers, but he is still a highly-reliable star on his own. In nine seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, he has rushed for over 7,000 yards and has 63 touchdowns to his name, certainly not bad for a running back. 



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