During his career, he has had seven 1000 yard rushing season and one 2000 yard rushing year.
He is the definition of a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
However, there is one thing missing from his already incredible resume.
That one thing being a Super Bowl victory.
Despite being one of the best rushers of all time, his individual stats have never lead to the biggest team goal.
This is by no means Peterson’s fault.
During his prime with the Minnesota Vikings, the roster around him was never at a level of Super Bowl contention.
With his career sadly coming to an end, here are 3 Super Bowl contending teams that should sign him.
3: Kansas City Chiefs
However, it is rumored that McCoy may be retiring before the 2021-2022 season.
If McCoy does not return to the team, Peterson would be the perfect replacement.
He would fit the role of a veteran back that can get key yards when needed.
With the Chiefs, it is not likely that Peterson would see the field much, however, if his time came, he would be well-rested and ready to perform.
Along with this, joining the Chiefs would likely be his best option in terms of winning a Super Bowl in the 2021-2022 season.
2. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers are a fringe contender for the Super Bowl this season.
They are in arguably the toughest division in the entire NFL.
Along with this, they have players on the tail end of their careers in key positions.
The Steelers will want to make one final push for a Super Bowl before Ben Roethlisberger retires.
This would mean they may give Peterson more than just the veteran minimum to add him to the team.
— sportsindc (@sportsindc1) October 5, 2018
Pittsburgh is in dire need of a running back.
Their rushing attack was laughable last season.
With the Steelers losing James Conner, they are in need of a new back now more than ever.
Peterson would be the perfect single-season fit.
Although he is near the end of his career, he is still capable of being a solid starting back.
Only two season ago when he was the featured back with the Washington Football Team, Peterson pulled off a 1000 yard rushing year.
He would likely have the opportunity to fight for the starting spot in Pittsburgh if the team signs him.
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs already have a solid running back rotation, however, it seems many vets are eager to join Tom Brady.
Adding Peterson to the roster would give the Bucs a trio of serviceable back going into the 2021-2022 season.
While it is doubtful that Peterson would have a chance of starting for this team, it would give him a great chance of winning a Super Bowl.
Along with this, if the Bucs make the Super Bowl, there is a chance that he could have a breakthrough performance in what could be his final game.
Also, Leonard Fournette who struggled throughout the entire regular season, found his stride in the playoffs and was a scoring machine.
With so many weapons on the Buccaneers offense, Peterson could be another beneficiary of defenses being spread too thin.
Lastly, it was reported in 2017 that the Bucs had interest in signing Peterson.
While this was nearly four years ago, this would be great value.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TampaBay_News) January 23, 2017