The sports world reacts to today's trade in the NFL.
Adrian Peterson is currently on his way to Arizona. The New Orleans Saints agreed to trade the 32-year old running back to the Cardinals today in exchange for a conditional 2018 sixth round pick.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cardinals have released veteran running back Chris Johnson to make room for AP. Arizona has rotated between a trio of running backs, including Chris Johnson, since their star running back David Johnson was placed on the IR.
Peterson never got into a groove with New Orleans during the first five weeks of the season, managing just 27 carries for a grand total of 81 yards, while the team relied on Mark Ingram and rookie running back Alvin Kamara.
Despite Peterson's lack of production with the Saints, the sports world has been buzzing as a result of today's news. The seven-time Pro Bowler is expected to make his debuts with the Cardinals (2-3) in Arizona this Sunday as they play host to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Check out some of the instant reactions to the AP trade below.
If Adrian Peterson thrives in Arizona, the 2-year contract the #Saints gave him is a gift. On the books for $3.5M in 2018, none guaranteed.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 10, 2017
Adrian Peterson hasn't scored a TD since Week 17, 2015.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) October 10, 2017
First a Saint, now a Cardinal…next Adrian Peterson will be the Pope— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 10, 2017
The Saints paid $103,703 per Adrian Peterson carry, $34,567 per Adrian Peterson yard. https://t.co/dTwxu7pCu9— Joshua Benton (@jbenton) October 10, 2017
What was your favorite memory of Adrian Peterson as a Saint? pic.twitter.com/0S84rcTI0t— Michele Steele (@ESPNMichele) October 10, 2017
Emmitt Smith, Chris Johnson and now Adrian Peterson. Arizona, the place where elderly RBs go to retire.— Brad Evans (@YahooNoise) October 10, 2017
BREAKING: The Saints have traded Adrian Peterson to the Cardinals.— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) October 10, 2017
Per Adam Schefter: The Saints will receive a pack of Mardi Gras beads.
Frank Gore did more for the Eagles than Adrian Peterson did for the Saints.— Chip Reiderson (@ChipReiderson) October 10, 2017
#Cardinals QB-RB-WR trio now is....— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) October 10, 2017
Carson Palmer: 37 yrs old
Adrian Peterson: 32 yrs old
Larry Fitzgerald: 34 yrs old
With Adrian Peterson, the Cardinals have a league-high 17 players on their roster that are 30 or older. Jets, Rams & Browns have only 3.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 10, 2017