Are you a Redskins fan looking for a reason to remain optimistic about the team's future? Perfect, you've found the right blog.
Here's one thing you can have hope about: Adrian Peterson wants to return to the 'Skins in 2019. The soon-to-be free agent said as much in a 1-on-1 with JP Finlay of the Redskins Talk podcast.
"I would love to come back," the running back told Finlay. "I feel like we are headed in the right direction. I love the attitude of the team and how we were able to overcome adversity. The future is bright for us, so I would love to be a part of it going forward."
Peterson inked a cheap one-year deal with the Burgundy and Gold just before the year started and then proceeded to record a 1,000-yard campaign as a 33-year-old. He'll be a free agent again soon, but he sounds very interested in another go-round with Washington.
"We talked about early on if X, Y and Z happened, what's the possibility as far as me and my future here with the Redskins?" Peterson said. "My agent, they've kinda been going back and forth throughout the season."
One question for Peterson and the team is how a healthy Derrius Guice would factor into the backfield. No. 26 is a guy who wants all of the carries and he didn't exactly thrive in New Orleans when he was part of a rotation. If Guice comes back, you'd have to think he'd eat into some of the veteran's workload.
But Peterson explained to Finlay that he and Guice "could mesh together." As for how long Peterson can remain productive as a pro, he's not exactly preparing for the finish.
"It's crazy because my body feels fresh," he said. "I've been feeling like a deer out there prouncing around the past couple of weeks."
"I'm just going to continue to play," he added later. "I know I can still do it. I feel like people watching, they see what I'm able to do and capable of. I love the game and that's the only thing I see in the near future that would stop me from playing, just losing that love of the game."
For more from Peterson's interview, which includes his unfiltered thoughts about the vindication he feels from his impressive season, check out the Redskins Talk episode below. It's worth your time.
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