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Future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson spent just one game on Seattle’s active roster. But that was plenty of time for coach Pete Carroll to notice that Peterson could have a second career on the sidelines.
“There are a lot of things that he can do in the world. He doesn’t have to be a ball coach, but he certainly would have a chance to be a great one,” Carroll told the Seattle Times.
Pete Carroll when asked today if Adrian Peterson would ever want to coach says “I did have a conversation'' with him about it but that for now "he wants to play.'' says "I don’t know what his plan is immediately.'' …
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) January 6, 2022
Adrian “All Day” Peterson, 37, appeared in just four games this fall (three with Tennessee and one with Seattle), rushing for 98 yards and two touchdowns in limited duty. According to Carroll, Peterson would like to continue playing, but he’s also discussed swapping a mouthpiece for a whistle as well.
“I did have a conversation with him about (coaching),” Carroll confirmed to the Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta. “But he wants to play. I don’t know what his plan is immediately.”
Whether he knows it or not, Peterson has already spent part of what is likely his last pro season coaching up younger backs.
“The coaches, players, and everybody, when he jumped out here with the way he worked. For whatever reason, it was so complete in his effort, focus, and his intention to do the right thing that it impressed everybody,” Carroll has previously said of Peterson.
“I think that he might have had an impact on Rashaad (Penny) as much as anybody. It does say a tremendous amount about him, his character, his makeup, his stature as a player, but also what he represents as a competitor. He is the ultimate [competitor], so it had a big impact.”
Who knows? The next time we see Peterson on a football field, he may be calling plays instead of running them.
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