What happens now after Cardinals place Adrian Peterson on injured reserve?

Postado Dezembro 15, 2017

Now that Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson's status for the rest of the 2017 season has been decided, it's time to look ahead at his future.

Peterson's season is over, and it's tough to figure out what happens next. ESPN's Adam Schefter said the Arizona Cardinals will put Peterson on injured reserve with a neck injury. Peterson has not practiced or played since. His two touchdowns with the Cardinals were the only ones he scored this season.

Retirement: Should Peterson decide to hang up his cleats, the countdown clock for his gold-jacket fitting will begin ticking instantly. But the injury bug came back around and got him yet again. He missed 11 games last season because of a torn meniscus and also sat out games in 2013, 2011, 2010 and 2007 because of injuries. He ultimately rushed for 529 yards and two touchdowns, but he had not played since November 26, when he rushed for 79 yards against the Jaguars. Peterson turns 33 in March.

Peterson, acquired in a trade with New Orleans in October, played in six games for the Cardinals, rushing for 448 yards and two touchdowns on 129 carries, a 3.5-per carry average. The maximum value of the additional roster bonuses is $1.65 million.