Veteran running back Peterson: Hope to continue playing

After speaking with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, Adrian Peterson started thinking about retiring as a coach. But for now, the 36-year-old running back still wants to keep running on the court.

Peterson joined the Seahawks training lineup in December but suffered a back injury after a game and was placed on injured reserve. The Seahawks were already out of the playoffs when they signed Peterson, but they thought the veteran would benefit the young running back. Teenager Rashaad Penny’s stellar performance after Peterson’s arrival seemed to prove that point.

Penny rushed for 671 yards in the last five games, leading the league in the same period, and also completed 6 touchdowns. He also said that watching Peterson and learning from his experience was helpful.

In the game for the Seahawks, Peterson finished with a touchdown, tied with Jim Brown for the league’s most touchdowns. Peterson currently rushes for 14,918 yards in his career, ranking fifth in league history.