When it comes to the Packers offense, there is one glaring hole and that could be fixed with one of their heated rivals.
The Green Bay Packers have one of the better pass offenses in the NFL with Aaron Rodgers under center. However, it’s the ground game that has given this team fits over the last couple years, despite possibly finding the answer to an extent with Ty Montgomery. Last season, the Packers were forced to use wide receiver Montgomery as their back, something that he did well in, but isn’t your typical workhorse back that would give them an edge on offense.
One player that has been linked with the Packers off and on is their former rival back, Adrian Peterson. The Minnesota Vikings decided against bringing back the veteran back, and opted to let him walk as they cut him prior to the start of free agency.
Per ESPN, they believe that there are two teams that make the most sense to land the elite running back. Green Bay and Oakland are two teams that not only need his services, but seem to be a good fit for Peterson.
Rob Demovsky who covers the Packers for ESPN, believes that the Packers make sense due to the team needing that veteran presence in the back field.
“The Packers have been silent about their plans at running back, but after losing Eddie Lacy to the Seahawks in free agency, they sure could use a veteran presence in the backfield. Coach Mike McCarthy was admittedly intrigued by the idea of pairing Lacy with Ty Montgomery.”
— Wey Banuelos (@GaryBanuelos806) March 16, 2017
Peterson seems to be a player that would fit so well in this offense and can help lead this team to the Super Bowl, that just so happens to be held in Minnesota for Super Bowl 52. How great would it be to see Peterson come into the place he used to call home wearing not just a different jersey for the Super Bowl, but wearing the Vikings heated rival’s jersey? Peterson on the Packers in Super Bowl 52 IN Minnesota would be must see TV.
Do you feel the Packers should sign Peterson, or would his cost be too much for what he has left in the tank?