We're now a few weeks into NFL free agency and Adrian Peterson is still available.
There are certainly concerns about bringing on a back like Peterson. For starters, he's 32 years old, which is well past his prime, and he has some injury concerns that teams should be worried about. But even with these issues, it seems like a team would have signed him by now, so what gives?
According to ESPN, the main reason Peterson hasn't found a home is because of his asking price. He's reportedly looking to paid over $8 million in his first year, which would make him the third-highest-paid running back behind only Le'Veon Bell and LeSean McCoy.
For context, after leading the league in rushing in 2014 at 26 years old, DeMarco Murray hit free agency and took an $8 million a year contract from the Eagles. Clearly the circumstances surrounding Peterson aren't as great as they were for Murray. Peterson's actual value is probably closer to $5 million.
The Packers reportedly have some interest in the veteran back, but will wait until the NFL Draft before making a decision. The Raiders are also a potential destination with their hole at the position, but they seem to be set on bringing Marshawn Lynch out of retirement instead.