Adrian Peterson said on Monday that he has started to think about the possibility of becoming a coach somewhere in the future after some recent conversations with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.
But even if Peterson is willing to entertain that idea eventually, Peterson still wants to keep playing himself right now.
“I just can’t fathom my career ending the way that it did,” said Peterson, who appeared in just one game for Seattle before a back injury ended his season.. “So with that, I’m going into the offseason with the mindset to continue to play. I still have love for the game. I feel I can compete at a high level still and with an offseason under my belt, with the mindset — because I’m stronger than I was last year, mentally — with the mindset that I would go into this offseason with, I feel like I’ll be able to do some incredible things, getting healthy and just kind of grinding this offseason with a different mentality. So as of today, I definitely look forward to playing again.”
Peterson had 11 carries for 16 yards and a touchdown in his lone game in Seattle against the San Francisco 49ers. He was signed due to a roster pinch with Chris Carson out of the season, Alex Collins dealing with an abdominal injury and COVID-19, and Rashaad Penny just getting back from a hamstring injury.