It looks like Adrian Peterson has finally found a new home.
After rumors began swirling on Monday that Peterson and the New Orleans Saints had mutual interest and were working on a deal, Josina Anderson of ESPN.com reports Peterson and the Saints have agreed to a two-year contract.
The deal is reportedly worth $7 million.
“I am excited to be joining the New Orleans Saints. I’m really looking forward to this opportunity. Most importantly, I chose this team because it just felt right within my spirit. Additionally, my wife and family added their confirmation with the same feelings,” Peterson told Anderson.
“On offense, it goes without saying that the Saints are really solid behind Drew Brees. I feel like my skill set can make them even more dominant as a unit. They have a great offensive line, which is something that stood out to me as well. I could tell from talking to head coach Sean Payton over the last two weeks that he did his due diligence in evaluating how I could contribute. I also did a lot of homework on the defense as well. While I know that injuries have played a role in performance, I also see areas of potential with a lot of younger guys having the ability to step up. Lastly, it goes without saying that the Saints have an amazing fan base and I look forward to making them proud and creating everlasting memories.”
With the deal, Peterson earns $3.5 million in fully guaranteed money. Peterson’s 2018 option is worth $3.5 million in non-guaranteed money with a $2.4 million in roster bonuses.
Despite no longer being on the Minnesota Vikings roster, Peterson will take the field with his former teammates when the Saints host the Vikings on Monday Night Football in the season-opener.
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