"I chose this team because it just felt right within my spirit."
As rumored yesterday, Adrian Peterson will be signing with the New Orleans Saints after spending the first 10 seasons of his NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings.
According to ESPN, AP said the deal is worth a base value of $7 million with a one-year option to stay in NOLA.
The 32-year old running back told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he chose the Saints because 'it felt right within his spirt' and, of course, because of their already high-powered offense and great offensive line.
"I am excited to be joining the New Orleans Saints," Peterson told Anderson. "I'm really looking forward to this opportunity. Most importantly, I chose this team because it just felt right within my spirit. Additionally, my wife and family added their confirmation with the same feelings.
"On offense, it goes without saying that the Saints are really solid behind Drew Brees. I feel like my skill set can make them even more dominant as a unit. They have a great offensive line, which is something that stood out to me as well. I could tell from talking to head coach Sean Payton over the last two weeks that he did his due diligence in evaluating how I could contribute. I also did a lot of homework on the defense as well. While I know that injuries have played a role in performance, I also see areas of potential with a lot of younger guys having the ability to step up. Lastly, it goes without saying that the Saints have an amazing fan base and I look forward to making them proud and creating everlasting memories."
Peterson and the Saints will open up their 2017 NFL regular season in Minnesota against his former team on Monday Night Football.