Adrian Peterson is latest NFL player to have dad whine publicly

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NFL dads are connected a rotation this season.

Adrian Peterson’s father, Nelson, is the latest genitor to publically critique an NFL squad successful defence of his son.

Earlier this week, Nelson said he’s “disappointed” that the Vikings didn’t scope retired to Peterson for a reunion erstwhile Dalvin Cook suffered a enarthrosis wounded Sunday successful a nonaccomplishment to the 49ers.

Minnesota, instead, looked to erstwhile Lions RB Kerryon Johnson for a tryout.

“He ne'er heard thing from the Vikings and you spell successful and bring successful a feline Adrian bushed retired successful Detroit [in 2020],” Nelson told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Peterson, instead, signed with the Seahawks connected Wednesday aft being waived by the Titans past month.

Peterson, 36, started his vocation successful Minnesota aft they selected him successful the archetypal circular of the 2007 NFL Draft. He went connected to play 10 seasons with the Vikings, and rushed for 11,747 yards and 119 touchdowns portion successful Minnesota.

Peterson was besides a First-Team All-Pro enactment with the Vikings 4 antithetic times. 

Adrian Peterson signed with the Seahawks.Adrian Peterson signed with the Seahawks.AP

His father’s comments came days aft Kareem Hunt’s father took to Facebook to knock Browns backmost Baker Mayfield aft Cleveland’s nonaccomplishment to the Ravens connected Sunday night.

Hunt Sr. was the 2nd Browns dada to dependable displeasure with the quarterback. His remarks came a fewer weeks aft Odell Beckham Jr.’s father did the aforesaid successful a station connected Instagram.

Beckham Sr. shared an 11-minute video that showed Mayfield not targeting the receiver successful aggregate games this season. Beckham parted ways with the Browns days aft his father’s post, and signed with the Rams days later.

Adrian Peterson playing for the Titans.Adrian Peterson playing for the Titans.Getty Images

The seven-time Pro Bowler returned to the league successful aboriginal November to motion with Tennessee aft moving backmost Derrick Henry suffered a ft injury. Peterson rushed for 82 yards connected 27 carries for the Titans. 

Peterson said Thursday that his “love for the game” motivates him to support playing aft implicit a decennary successful the league.

“I consciousness similar I tin inactive vie astatine a precocious level. Just having the accidental to assistance teams, to animate guys. That’s 1 of the astir rewarding things. When I spot guys, and they accidental to me, ‘Man, conscionable support doing what you’re doing,’ it’s truthful inspiring,” helium said.

Peterson, pursuing his tenure with the Vikings, has had stints with the Cardinals, Saints, Washington Football Team, Lions, Titans, and present the Seahawks.