Dec 5, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Adrian Peterson (21) rushes against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

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Adrian Peterson: ‘Mentally … haven’t officially hung it up’

Adrian Peterson is ready to take his next handoff should any NFL team offer the 38-year-old the chance in 2023.

Peterson, who didn’t play last season, needs 82 rushing yards to hit 15,000 for his career. He is 351 yards from tying Barry Sanders for fourth place on the all-time rushing list.

“Mentally, I haven’t officially hung it up. We’ll see what happens,” Peterson told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “My mindset is, if God’s willing, maybe an opportunity presents itself, and maybe it happens this season. I’ll go from there. But (if) nothing happens this season, for sure, I will be hanging it up.”

Peterson last played in 2021, appearing in one game with the Seattle Seahawks and three with the Tennessee Titans.

Originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings, Peterson also has played for New Orleans, Arizona, Washington and Detroit. He is a four-time All-Pro and led the NFL in rushing three times.

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