The beginning of November has had too much movement for the Tennessee Titans. Just this Monday morning, a foot injury suffered by superstar Derrick Henry had been confirmed, but the team only took a few hours to find him a replacement: in a consequent move, the Titans signed veteran Adrian Peterson, and this is what you should know about it.
Adrian Peterson is the Titans’ new running back
From now on and at least for the rest of the 2021 NFL Season, the Titans will have a new running back. Via NFL’s Ian Rapoport Media, this Monday afternoon it was announced that Tennessee signed veteran RB Adrian Peterson, placing him on the practice squad and activating him to the roster of 53 in a subsequent move.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 1, 2021
The news comes just hours after it was announced that RB Derrick Henry, who this year leads the NFL in both yards and touchdowns, will undergo foot surgery on Tuesday. the result of an injury that will take you off the pitch for 6 to 10 weeks, with the possibility that your 2021 has come to an end prematurely.
Thus, the Titans have decided to replace Henry, a possible candidate for the league’s MVP, with Peterson, who will surely be Hall of Famer the day he decides to retire. Peterson is a 36-year veteran who shined 10 seasons in Minnesota; he also played two seasons for Washington, and one in Arizona, Detroit and New Orleans. In addition, at the moment, he has a total of 14,820 total rushing yards, the fifth most in NFL history, only behind the legendary Barry Sanders, Frank Gore, Walter Payton and Emmitt Smith.
Finally, although it is no longer 2012, the Titans hope that the Peterson acquisition can solve the problems of a depth chart lacks talent in the running back position, since the team’s RB2 is Jeremy McNichols, who has hardly seen action on the field this year. In fact, he only posted a meager 7 total carries for 38 yards, no touchdowns. So, taking the above into account, Peterson’s signature makes too much sense.
However, one thing is undeniable. In the Titans it is time for the QB Ryan Tannehill show locals and strangers that you can take over a top-notch offense, and that Tennessee is not, as many believe, a team entirely dependent on what Henry did or did not do on the field.
What do you think of Peterson’s signing with the Titans? Will he be able to solve the problems of the running game? We read you in the comments under this article and on our social networks.
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