As if the Patriots didn't improve enough already this offseason, now Adrian Peterson is on their radar. Peterson will meet with the Patriots Monday, it'll be Peterson's first meeting with a team this offseason other than the Seahawks, which was almost a month ago. Peterson has already come out and said he would play for less money for the opportunity to play for a Super Bowl contender. Well, no better place to do that than New England, obviously. It is just a meeting, but the fact that it's his first meeting and it's deep into free agency certainly makes it feel like this will be AP's landing spot.
What if AP lands in New England? At that point the 2017 season would essentially be conceded to the New England Patriots, I suppose. They upgraded on the defensive side of the ball big time through trades and free agency this offseason. Offensively they've already added Brandin Cooks, the addition of Peterson would make this Patriots offense nearly unstoppable. Patriots would plug Peterson into the role LeGarette Blount had the last couple years, which he'll fit into perfectly. He can run in goalline situations, he can help finish games, and he'll make the linebackers and safeties respect the run. With the defense not being able to cheat, the passing game will open up that much more for Brady to expose it at will. It just really wouldn't be fair.
I'll never concede the championship to the Patriots as long as Eli Manning and the Giants are still in contention to take them down. However, if the Giants aren't there to take out the Patriots in the Super Bowl, Tom Brady will get his 6th ring, Patriots will be back to back champions, and they'll have won the last 3 of 4 Super Bowls cementing the second dynasty in the Brady era. Adrian Peterson still might not go to New England although I have a feeling it's set in stone already. I'm already prepared for the announcement and I ain't scared one bit. The Giants have no problem taking out Patriot super teams.