The Titans are replacing their all-world moving backmost with an all-time great.
The squad announced they are signing moving backmost Adrian Peterson, according to aggregate sources, with Derrick Henry retired indefinitely owed to a ft wounded that volition necessitate surgery.
Peterson, 36, hasn’t caught connected with an NFL squad this twelvemonth aft struggling successful a stint with the Lions past year.
A four-time All-Pro, Peterson ranks 5th all-time successful vocation rushing yards and 4th successful vocation rushing touchdowns. Since leaving the Vikings aft the 2016 season, though, he’s shown his age. In a combined 57 games with the Saints, Cardinals, Washington and Lions since 2017, Peterson has averaged 4.0 yards per carry.
Still, the AFC South-leading Titans (6-2) request to find immoderate benignant of fill-in for Henry, who had established himself arsenic an MVP campaigner with 937 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns successful 8 games.
Of 260 Titans plays categorized arsenic rushing attempts this year, 219 person been Henry runs and 23 person been by backmost Ryan Tannehill. Jeremy McNichols, a 25-year-old erstwhile fifth-round pick, is the next-highest with 7 rushing attempts and is chiefly utilized arsenic a pass-catcher.
It seems apt Peterson volition get a dense workload successful his absence.