Adrian Peterson not the answer to Seahawks’ rushing woes – Seattle Seahawks Blog

Pete Carroll made it clear in January getting the run game back on track will be a priority for the Seattle Seahawks this offseason.

But Adrian Peterson is not the answer.

The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday they will not be picking up Peterson’s option, meaning he will be an unrestricted free agent on March 9.

Last year, the Seahawks finished 23rd in rushing efficiency, and the team’s running backs averaged 3.83 YPC (24th).

There were several reasons why the run game struggled. According to coaches, Russell Wilson‘s injuries were the biggest factor. Wilson ran for a career-low 259 yards because of ankle and knee injuries. Clearly, the threat of him as a runner has helped the ground game over the years. But he wasn’t able to contribute much in that respect in…

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