Peterson has rushed for less than 75 yards in two separate injury-shortened campaigns over the last three years. In the other, he led the NFL with 1,485. That deviation underscores the prevailing opinion that his second act in New Orleans could go very well or very poorly.
On the bright side, both parties seem to have a firm grasp of what the deal they just agreed to means, big picture.
Saints gave Adrian Peterson a two-year deal. They would like him to play two years and he wants to play the two years.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 25, 2017
Seems like both sides have a mutual understanding on how this is going to go. Peterson will play for the team and then the team will pay him money for playing. On paper, it appears to be the perfect plan.