Adrian Peterson Impressing New Orleans Saints; Former NFL MVP to Extend Career Until He's 40?

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 06/05/17 04:18AM EDT

Adrian Peterson may be regaining his old form and the New Orleans Saints are witnessing it this offseason. Some teammates of the former NFL MVP recently expressed admiration for him. One of them even suggested that he is capable of playing until the age of 40. 

Late in April, Peterson was given another chance in the NFL. After meeting with a couple of teams and leaving their facilities empty-handed, New Orleans granted the 2012 MVP a contract. The Saints signed him a two-year pact which is worth $7 million. 

The decline in Peterson's performance, injuries, and off-field issues were believed to be the main reasons why the Minnesota Vikings parted ways with him this 2017. Now, he might be trying to show his former squad that they committed a big mistake. 

ESPN reported a few days back that a number of Peterson's teammates in New Orleans are so far pleased with his performance. Saints franchise quarterback Drew Brees called him a "stud" and was in awe of his running game. Offensive tackle Terron Armstead was "amazed," saying the 32-year-old was "unbelievable."

Safety Kenny Vaccaro also had nothing but praises for Peterson. The 2013 first round pick (15th overall) even made a prediction for the ex-NFL MVP. 

"Like he's not lying, y'all, he's playing til he's 40. I'm telling y'all. Y'all about to see like when he tore his knee and came back and ran for 2,000 yards. Now, obviously, we aren't gonna just feed him like that ... but he is gonna be a factor. Mark (Ingram) too," Vaccaro stated. 

If New Orleans acquired the Peterson of old, then the team is in for a treat in the 2017 NFL season. The Saints could again be playoff contenders if the running back performs the same way he used to. Although it is unlikely for him to be seeing action when he is 40 years old. Probably he still has 2-3 years left in him before he calls it a career. 

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