In the early morning of Friday September 4th, 2020, the Washington Football Team cut future HOF RB Adrian Peterson in favor of younger players.
Adrian Peterson said he wants to play 'Four more years' in the NFL, now he will have to do that somewhere other than Washington. There are teams who certainly need a starting RB or even just a second back, most teams will be able to get him cheap because of his age. Since teams are trimming down roster spots, there is a possibility that he won't get signed until after week 1. Running backs Bryce Love, Peyton Barber, J.D. McKissic, and rookie Antonio Gibson will take over the running back position. Peterson was cut in favor of the younger backs per CBS Sports. I will be listing 4-5 possible landing spots for the free agent running back.
The Miami Dolphins have two running backs that have an injury history, Jordan Howard and Matt Breida both are injury prone and missed significant time in 2019. The addition of Adrian Peterson would give Miami a veteran, stable, and productive option at RB1 for the season. Miami doesn't have a lot of big backs, just Jordan Howard and Patrick Laird. A veteran in the backfield wouldn't be all that bad for a very young Miami offense.
After the release of RB Leonard Fournette the Jaguars are left with a hole at the RB position. Peterson would be the main feature of that offense and he wouldn't be doing himself any favors by signing here. Jaguars are clearly in a rebuild/tank mode, it is a possibility he signs here but both sides would have no interest and it would be a waste of money for Jacksonville, but you never know.
Houston's offense suffered a blow when they traded DeAndre Hopkins. With only David Johnson and Duke Johnson to run the ball, AP could be quite useful. The duo Houston has now get hurt often and for long periods of time, it would be a veteran and production boost. Adrian has shown he can still play and that he wants to, he won't be expensive especially if they get him on a one year deal or like Fournette's deal in Tampa Bay.
Peterson has always played in the NFC, Vikings, Saints, Cardinals, and Washington, all NFC teams. Chicago has David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen at the RB position, with Montgomery currently hurt, Peterson could be apart of that offense. It would help Montgomery so the second-year back won't get all of the work shoved in his face, then Cohen can be specifically special teams/3rd down back. Chicago needs a veteran presence like Adrian and the Bears offense could prevail.
Honorable mentions: Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, and Arizona Cardinals
Adrian Peterson may not be signed as quickly as Fournette was, but he will be signed eventually.