Packers safety Adrian Amos calls former Vikings ‘best ever’

Packers safety Adrian Amos calls former Vikings 'best ever'

October 28, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Green Bay Packers Security Adrian Amos. Mark J. Rebilas-USA Today Sports.

Green Bay Packers safety Adrian Amos has played 109 games in his seven-year career and 13% of those matches have been against the Minnesota Vikings.

At first, Amos, then a member of the Chicago Bears, saw enough to nominate former Viking Adrian Peterson as the “best of all time” on the running back.

Amos Tweeted later“I played him with the Vikings in 2015, and even then he was the hardest to deal with.”

The follow-up tweet is noteworthy because Peterson was 30 in 2015. And at 30, running backwards shouldn’t be terrifying. But Peterson was the exception, leading the NFL in 2015 at the age of 30, his last full season with Minnesota.

Dalvin Cook and Adrian Peterson
October 24, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; The Washington Redskins are trailing Adrian Peterson. Compulsory Credit: Brace Hemelgarn – USA Today Sports

Peterson left the Vikings after the 2016 season, becoming a traveler. Over the past five seasons, Peterson has spent time with the Saints, Cardinals, Commander, Lions, Titans and Seahawks.

He is currently a free agent.

Amos – or Others Adrian – began his career with the Bears after spending four years in Chicago. When his rookie contract expired, he decided not to stay with the Bears and signed another NFC North team, the Packers (who welcomed franchises Preston Smith and J’Darius Smith in the same offseason).

October 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers Security Adrian Amos. Compulsory Credit: Jeff Hanish – USA Today Sports.

According to Amos, Peterson is actually in the top 5 of the meaningful RB statistical metrics. To date, he has registered 14,918 racing yards, the fifth-all-time best after Emit Smith, Walter Payton, the young Frank Gore and Barry Sanders. In fact, Peterson needed only 352 racing yards to pass Sanders to the all-time packing order.

Peterson is already fourth on the NFL’s racing-touchdown leaderboard with 120. In this division, he has surpassed Emit Smith, Ladian Tomlinson and Marcus Allen. Like the Sanders Yardage sign, the third spot for a quick touchdown is within Peterson’s reach. He needs four touchdowns to overtake Allen for third place.

It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. His age is 37, which is quite ancient by non-Frank Gore criteria. Still, Peterson usually finds a way to join a team for a few games late each season.

A strange fact about Peterson? Since leaving Minnesota in 2017, his teams have been 0-4 against the Vikings in a head-to-head showdown. Teams with Peterson on the roster have never beaten the Broncos, Colts, Jets, Patriots or Vikings.

For Amos, he got a crack at the Vikings in early 2022. The Packers traveled to Minneapolis on September 11 for a week 1 fight with the Vikings.

Peterson mentioned his desire to retire with the Vikings in March.


Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to her daily YouTube channel, VikesNow. She Hosts a podcast With Bryant McKinney, which airs every Wednesday Raun Sai And Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking Fandom dates back to 1996. Listed Criminal Pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos’ and The Doors (Band).

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