Former Oklahoma star Adrian Peterson is once again on the free-agent market after the Arizona Cardinals released the 7-time Pro Bowl running back.
Peterson, who was the seventh overall selection in the 2007 NFL Draft, was recently asked on ESPN’s “First Take” where his dream landing spot would be to end his NFL career.
The former Sooner says he’d love to sign with Houston, where he’s lived for over a decade.
“It has always been my dream to come back home and play,” Peterson said on First Take. “Taken that I’ve been living in Houston for over a decade, that would be a perfect landing spot here in my backyard. It would make things very convenient. Not only that, it’s a great organization to be apart of. Great defense. [Deshaun] Watson at the quarterback position. Some great young receivers.”
He added, “I’ve been watching them the past couple of years and I’ve seen the pieces they’ve added to get where they are now. So, I feel like personally when I look at the team, I feel like I could add to that running back room and really make a good running game dominant.”
— First Take (@FirstTake) March 16, 2018
Peterson, who’s from Palestine, Texas, spent his first 10 seasons in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings. He was the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2007 and was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 2012.
Peterson’s 2017 option with the Vikings was not picked up by the franchise in 2017. He then signed a two-year deal with the Saints, but he was traded midway through the 2017 season for a conditional sixth-round draft pick to Arizona.
At Oklahoma, Peterson set an NCAA freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards in 2004. He finished second in the 2004 Heisman Trophy voting, marking the first time in history a freshman was the runner-up for the prestigious award.
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