Pete Carroll asked Adrian Peterson to consider coaching, but running back 'wants to play' for now

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Running backmost Adrian Peterson's aboriginal successful the NFL is uncertain, but it sounds similar helium has nary intentions of giving up playing yet, according to Seahawks caput manager Pete Carroll.

Carroll disclosed connected Wednesday that he's talked to Peterson astir perchance transitioning into a coaching role. Carroll did not marque it wide if helium wants Peterson to articulation the Seahawks coaching unit specifically.

The 36-year-old moving backmost seemingly isn't acceptable to springiness up playing yet, though. Carroll said that Peterson "wants to play" for now. 

Pete Carroll says he's talked to Adrian Peterson astir becoming a manager (perhaps with the Seahawks?).

But "he wants to play," for now, anyway.

— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) January 5, 2022

MORE: Seahawks' Pete Carroll connected squad signing Adrian Peterson

One of the reasons down Carroll's involvement successful making Peterson a manager is believed to beryllium the caller occurrence of Seahawks moving backmost Rashaad Penny. With Peterson connected the sidelines, Penny has had 3 100-yard rushing yards games, which hap to beryllium the lone 3 he's had this season. Additionally, Penny's scored 5 touchdowns, the lone 5 he's scored this season. While Peterson can't beryllium the lone idiosyncratic down Penny's success, it does assistance having 1 of the top moving backs of each clip connected the sidelines.

More from Penny connected Adrian Peterson: "Having him astir kinda got this tally crippled going and this cognition of who we are arsenic an offense."

— Alyssa Charlston (@Alyssacharlston) January 3, 2022

MORE: Why did the Seahawks motion Adrian Peterson?

Peterson has played successful 4 games this season, 3 with the Titans and 1 with the Seahawks. The past crippled Peterson played successful was connected Dec. 5 erstwhile the Seahawks bushed the 49ers 30-23. Peterson has been dealing with a little backmost wounded since, and was placed connected the signifier squad injured database connected Dec. 29, meaning his 2021-22 play is over.

After Peterson's 10-year vocation with the Vikings, he's played connected six antithetic teams. He's struggled to person a productive play since 2015 erstwhile helium rushed for 1,485 yards and 11 touchdowns. This was besides the past play the seven-time Pro Bowler was selected to the Pro Bowl. It was his 2nd to past twelvemonth with Minnesota.

MORE: Adrian Peterson turned down 'Dancing With the Stars' earlier replacing Derrick Henry

Peterson's lone had 1 1,000-yard rushing play since, which came successful 2018 with Washington. After his struggles with the Titans and the Seahawks this season, his aboriginal successful the NFL remains uncertain. 

According to Spotrac, Peterson signed a one-year, $70,000 woody with the Seahawks erstwhile they signed him onto their signifier squad. So, Peterson volition go a escaped cause again this disconnected play aft helium turns 37.

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