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Report: Adrian Peterson Interested In Taking Less Money To Play For New England Patriots
The ultimate goal for athletes is to cash in as much as possible before leaving the game on their own terms, hopefully with a championship.
According to the Boston Herald, someone close to free agent running back Adrian Peterson is stating he is willing to take a major pay cut to join the New England Patriots in hopes of capturing a Super Bowl ring.
“A couple of interesting players hit the free agent market last week in Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, 31, whose $18 million option was not exercised, and Jets receiver Brandon Marshall, 32, who was released. Both are veterans still seeking a ring.
Naturally, that brings the Patriots into the conversation. Foxboro is a place of great championship opportunity.
Would Peterson even consider taking a Patriots-friendly contract for a go at a ring?
A source close to Peterson told the Herald that since AP has already earned a ton — more than $97 million is his career — it’s certainly something he’d consider. Peterson knows how it worked out for Darrelle Revis and Chris Long. But naturally, there will be a lot of teams in the mix, including the Vikings. And, of course, the Pats would have to want to bring in an aging back with an injury history, not to mention baggage.“
Peterson, Tom Brady, Gronk, and Bill Belichick seems quite unfair and scary to even think about.