The Cardinals are averaging just 51.8 rushing yards per game, 23 less than any other team in the NFL and averaging a league-low 2.6 yards per carry. With a Week 1 injury to there running back stud David Johnson the Arizona offense has struggled so far this season, mostly due to the lack of depth at running back which has forced QB Carson Palmer to throw the ball a lot more than his offensive coordinator would like. In one quick swoop this morning that all changed with the Cardinals trading an undisclosed 2018 draft pick to the Saints in exchange for Adrian Peterson.
The 32-year-old Peterson has rushed for 11,828 yards and 97 touchdowns in his 10-plus pro seasons. The four-time All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection signed with the Saints during the offseason after spending his first 10 NFL seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.
Peterson has played sparingly with little success for New Orleans. He’s gained 81 yards in 27 carries, an average of three yards per attempt with a long run of 11.
Peterson after a season on the sidelines due to injury, looks fit and fired up and now the right opportunity presents itself. Look to him to have a big impact in Arizona!