Why Ravens Should Target Adrian Peterson Or Jamaal Charles
The Case For Adrian Peterson:
Adrian Peterson has shown time and time again that he is the most resilient running back in football. He’s come back from injuries before, he can do it again. The problem is that Peterson is 31 years old. He has played the most physical bruising position on the field and this is the age where most running backs start to go down hill. If Peterson has a spark left, it won’t be fueled for more than a season or two.
One season with Peterson being the play-maker that he always has been seems like a good investment. Like Charles, nobody is going to overpay for a running back whose best days are most likely behind him. Peterson is going to be a low risk and he could bring a high reward. Peterson has been one of the best players of this era. He put up the second biggest season of his career in 2015. If Peterson is capable of playing like he did in 2015, the Ravens running game would get exponentially better. They have to see what they could get from Peterson, right?
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Imagine if Peterson brought the power element to the Ravens offense. Imagine Kenneth Dixon being the lightning bolt waiting to happen, while Peterson is the hammer and linebackers are the nails. The Ravens would have a balanced rushing attack with two stars. I’m not convinced that Peterson is done being special. The Ravens would be wise to take a shot, if they can get him at the right price.