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Press Release: #REDSKINS EXERCISE 2020 CLUB OPTION ON RB ADRIAN PETERSON

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For Immediate Release                                                                                  

February 19, 2020

 

REDSKINS EXERCISE 2020 CLUB OPTION ON RB ADRIAN PETERSON

 

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have exercised the 2020 club option on RB Adrian Peterson’s contract.

 

“Adrian Peterson is the epitome of what it means to be a pro in this league,” said Head Coach Ron Rivera. “Adrian’s leadership and passion towards the game of football will set an example of what is expected of the players in this program moving forward.”

 

Peterson was a team captain and led Washington in attempts (211), rushing yards (898) and rushing touchdowns (5) last season. He was named the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award winner at NFL Honors and was also honored by the local media with the Good Guy award, which is given to a Redskins player who treated the media with respect, professionalism and went above and beyond to help them do their job.

 

Peterson will enter 2020 having started in 154 of the 164 games he has appeared in. He currently ranks No. 8 in rushing attempts (3,036), No. 5 in rushing yards (14,216), No. 4 in rushing touchdowns (111) and No. 6 in yards per game (86.7) in NFL history. Peterson needs 1,054 rushing yards to pass Barry Sanders for No. 4 all-time and he needs 13 rushing touchdowns to pass Marcus Allen for No. 3 all-time in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns, respectively. 

 

Peterson has appeared in five postseason contests and has started in all of them. He has registered 116 attempts for 412 yards and five touchdowns along with hauling in six receptions for 54 yards in postseason action. 

 

Peterson is a seven-time Pro Bowler, has been named First-Team All Pro four times and Second-Team All Pro three times and is a three-time rushing leader. He was named the NFL MVP in 2012 after finishing the season with 348 carries for 2,097 yards and 12 touchdowns and was nine yards away from setting the single-season NFL rushing record. He is the last running back to capture the MVP award and is only the fourth to do so in the last 20 years.

 

 

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Good move. And I've never even heard the term "club option" before. Looking forward to seeing AP again in 2020. 

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2 minutes ago, Dissident2 said:

Good move. And I've never even heard the term "club option" before. Looking forward to seeing AP again in 2020. 

I like to think of the "club option" as Ron Rivera walking up to Adrian while he's at the gym, whispering in AP's ear to ask if he wants to stay in the club, and then following that with an elaborate, super secret fist-bump that only club members know.

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57 minutes ago, TK said:

 

“Adrian Peterson is the epitome of what it means to be a pro in this league,” said Head Coach Ron Rivera. “Adrian’s leadership and passion towards the game of football will set an example of what is expected of the players in this program moving forward.


Now there’s a message. 

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7 minutes ago, UK SKINS FAN 74 said:


Now there’s a message. 

 

Yep, it sounds like Peterson's main job this offseason and the coming season is to show the many young players that will be on the Redskins what it takes and what it means to be a pro in the NFL.

 

At least that seems to be Coach Rivera's plan.

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Wouldn't it be cool if Derrius Guice sets the league on fire, Randy Jordan steps down because he feels his work is done, and then Rivera picked AP as his RB coach?

 

Yeah, I know it won't happen. But wouldn't it be cool?

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Gruden: Benches AP for the opening game of the season (healthy scratch).

Rivera: Publicly praises AP and 'extends' contract.

 

I know which one I prefer. Kudos Ron.

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17 hours ago, Dissident2 said:

Good move. And I've never even heard the term "club option" before. Looking forward to seeing AP again in 2020. 

I came in here thinking the same thing

16 hours ago, NickyJ said:

Wouldn't it be cool if Derrius Guice sets the league on fire, Randy Jordan steps down because he feels his work is done, and then Rivera picked AP as his RB coach?

 

Yeah, I know it won't happen. But wouldn't it be cool?

For a.p to stay in d.c. and coach?...uhhh yeah that would be awesome...him retiiring a redskin would be even cooler!

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Got this guy off the street and 3 years later he is still our starter and producing effectively. Prior to him we were running with Rob Kelly and Samaje Perine out there. 

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8 minutes ago, dyst said:

Got this guy off the street and 3 years later he is still our starter and producing effectively. Prior to him we were running with Rob Kelly and Samaje Perine out there. 

 

Jay knows how to pound that rock. 

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Can't wait to see the Jennifer King influence on AP. Should put him over the top.

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