One of the best running backs in NFL history is coming back for another year. Well, two to be exact.
According to ESPN NFL insider Josina Anderson, Adrian Peterson is coming back to the Washington Redskins on a two-year deal. The four-time All-Pro running back went over 1,000 yards for the Redskins during the 2018 season.
After his eighth season with at least 1,000 yards, the 33-year-old running back will be back in the fold for the Redskins.
“I am going back to the Redskins. It will be a 2-year deal. I feel like we made some good moves to get to where we are trying to go,” Peterson told Anderson on Wednesday afternoon.
RB Adrian Peterson just called me and told me "I am going back to the #Redskins. It will be a 2-year deal. I feel like we made some good moves to get to where we are trying to go."
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 13, 2019
After rookie running back Derrius Guice suffered a torn ACL before the season, Washington landed the veteran running back as a replacement.
Peterson became one of five NFL players in league history at 33 years old or older to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.
While Guice will likely return to the lineup as the starting running back in 2019, Peterson will fill in as a more-than-capable No. 2.
The future Hall of Fame running back turns 34 years old in just over a week. He and Frank Gore will lead a class of veterans into the 2019 season.