When Adrian Peterson hit the NFL free agent market, he made it clear that he had one goal in mind when it came to finding a new team to play for in 2017. Peterson said that he wanted to help a team win the Super Bowl and was looking for a team where he could win a championship. No team has a better chance of winning a Super Bowl year-after-year than the New England Patriots, and ESPN reported that is who Adrian is visiting today.

Adrian Peterson playing in 2017

There is some doubt as to whether or not Adrian Peterson can play at the same level in 2017 that he did in his NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings.

He is coming off a season where he played only three games due to a torn meniscus, running for only 72 yards. However, Adrian has proven in the past that he rebounds well. The season after he tore his ACL, Peterson ran for over 2,000 yards and almost broke Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record. The season after he sat out on a one-year suspension, he returned to lead the NFL in rushing in 2015. The biggest thing about this visit, his second since also visiting the Seattle Seahawks last month, is that the New England Patriots offers him the best offense he has ever played on.

Improving the Patriots offense

While playing for the Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson was the only offensive weapon the team had almost his entire career there.

Despite being the only weapon on the team, Adrian still excelled, leading the NFL in rushing three different times (2008, 2012, 2015) and ranks 16th all-time in rushing yards (11,747) and 10th in rushing touchdowns (97). The New England Patriots will offer Peterson the chance to play alongside the best quarterback he has ever played with in Tom Brady.

The Patriots need a good starting running back with LeGarrette Blount a free agent this offseason. Blount ran for 18 touchdowns last season and Peterson is a much better running back than Blount. At the moment, the Patriots have Dion Lewis, James White, Rex Burkhead, and D.J. Foster on the roster at running back.

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