The Raiders really seem like the team that would make the most sense for Peterson. They have a great offensive line and are ready to compete right now. The Lions wouldn’t be a terrible landing spot for him either, but we’ll have to see if they’re really interested in possibly bringing him in.
Two notable options for Peterson have signed new running backs in recent days including the Seahawks and his former team the Vikings.
Other options that have been tossed out for Peterson include the Packers and Patriots. Although, it’s hard to say just how interested they would really be in bringing him in.
Previous reports have said that Peterson is more than willing to take his time with finding a new team, so this situation could take a little while. Some have also wondered that if Peterson may consider retirement if he’s asked to take a large reduction in pay and a reduced role next year.
Peterson, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Vikings back in 2007. He was entering the final year of his three-year, $44 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed and was set to make a base salary of $11.75 million to go along with a $6 million roster bonus due on March 11.
Peterson is testing the open market for the first time in his career.
In 2016, Peterson has rushed for 72 yards on 37 carries (1.9 YPC) to go along with three receptions for eight yards receiving and no touchdowns over the course of three games.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.