Adrian Peterson, RB
Derrick Henry is one of the best zone running backs in the NFL and at this point in his career, Adrian Peterson is somehow still above average in nearly every facet of the game.
Whether you want Peterson to give Henry a break at some point in the season, or if you just want him to come in and be your primary third-down back, he can fill that role.
In Washington, the team spent a second round pick on Darius Guice two years ago and they spent one of their two top-100 picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, on Antonio Gibson to play running back. In a rebuilding season, why would Washington keep Peterson around when he doesn’t want to be there.
We know he doesn’t want to be there because he said as much when he said that his goal wasn’t to break records, but to win the Super Bowl:
There are only three teams in the NFL who were as close or closer to the Super Bowl than the Titans and no one else is built in a way where he could make as much of a difference.
All three parties involved should be thrilled about a potential deal and the Titans need to be the ones to initiate it so that they can really figure out whether they are ready to give a third round rookie such a key role in their offense.